Russian Super Lightweight prospect Maxim Dadashev collapsed last night, following his IBF World Eliminator contest against Subriel Matias, which was the c0-feature fight on the ESPN+ broadcast.

Dadashev’s coach Buddy McGirt pleaded with the Russian fighter to quit at the end of the 11th round, McGirt tried to convince Dadashev that he was taking too much punishment.

However Dadashev didn’t want the fight stopped, so McGirt took the matter into his own hands and informed the referee that his charge was in no fit state to continue.

After Matias was officially announced the winner, Dadashev began to show signs that his condition was deteriorating and had to be helped out of the ring.

Before he reached the changing room Dadashev began vomiting and the medical team on hand were alerted.

Dadashev’s condition worsened and immediately the medical team wheeled him to a waiting ambulance.

The first report on the ESPN+ broadcast from Bernardo Osuna was that Dadashev was “severely concussed” and “severely dehydrated,” as well as “continuously vomiting.”

A short time later later it was reported that Dadashev had lost consciousness in the ambulance, which diverted to the nearest trauma centre, where he underwent surgery to relieve swelling on the brain.

Best wishes from all at Go Sports & Entertainment to Maxim and hope he recovers fully from his injuries.

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