Maxim Dadashev, the 28-year-old Russian boxer left fighting for his life after suffering a subdural haematoma in a 140-pound world title eliminator against Puerto Rican Subriel Matias at MGM National Harbor in suburban Washington on Friday, July 19, 2019, has been confirmed dead.
Maxim Dadashev had never lost a professional boxing match when he entered the ring on Friday at the MGM National Harbor resort in Oxon Hill, Md.
But after 11 rounds in which his opponent, Subriel Matías, landed a series of heavy blows, Dadashev’s trainer urged him to accept defeat, eventually signaling to the referee that the match was over.
Dadashev, 28, collapsed as he was leaving the ring. He was then taken to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly for brain surgery.
Dadashev was diagnosed with a brain bleed and underwent a 2-hour procedure that had the ‘right side of his skull’ removed by surgeons in hope of saving his life.
However McGirt announced on Tuesday that Dadashev passed away from his injuries. Before his death, Dadashev was 13-1 in his boxing career and was considered one of the sport’s bright young stars.
British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn paid a tribute to the late boxer, and he tweeted: “So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev. Rest in peace.”