28-Year-Old Russian Boxer, Maxim Dadashev, Dies After Suffering From Brain Injury In The Ring

Date July 25, 2019 13:23

Young people are always gone so soon — the Russian sportsman 'Mad Max' has left this world at 28.

Who is Maxim Dadashev?

Maxim 'Mad Max' Dadashev was a Russian professional boxer who performed in the medium welterweight (up to 63.5 kg) category. He was also Master of Sports of Russia: International Class, participant of the European Games of 2015, and winner of the Russian amateur championships.

The main goal of Dadashev's matches and victories was to get a green card and move to the United States with his family.

The last match

On July 19, 2019, Dadashev had his final match with Puerto-Rican boxer Subriel Matías in Oxon Hill, Maryland. During that time, the Russian sportsman was urged to stop fighting due to the apparent injuries.

Shortly after the match, Maxim Dadashev was hospitalized after receiving multiple shots to the head. Later, the boxer underwent craniotomy due to brain injury and was put into the medical coma.

On July 23, 2019, the Russian boxer died from injuries received during the last fight without regaining consciousness. He was only 28 years old.

Dadashev's wife, Elizaveta Apushkina, said in a statement:

He was a very kind person who fought until the very end. Our son will continue [to] be raised to be a great man like his father. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone that cared for Maxim during his final days.

Footage from the final match shows trainer Buddy McGirt begging Dadashev to stop the fight, telling him: "You're getting hit too much, Max. Please, Max, please let me do this." The referee stopped the fight at McGirt's request.

People's condolences

Rest in peace, Maxim Dadashev. Let's keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.