Boxer Maxim Dadashev Dies from Brain Injuries Sustained in Ring

Boxer Maxim Dadashev dies from brain injuries sustained in the ring
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(106.7 The Fan) -- Boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries during a fight Friday at MGM National Harbor, according to ESPN. He was 28.

The Russian-born lightweight – 13-0 coming into the bout with Subriel Matias – sustained repeated blows to the head during the fight, so many that his trainer, Buddy McGirt, stopped the fight after the 11th round.

After the fight, Dadashev was rushed to UM Prince George's Hospital Center, where doctors performed a two-hour surgery to relieve a subdural hematoma, or bleeding of the brain, according to ESPN. Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma after the operation.

Per ESPN, early Saturday morning Dadashev's manager was informed the boxer had been showing signs of severe brain damage.

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