Boxer Maxim Dadashev died on Tuesday as a result of the injuries he sustained during his Friday night fight against Subriel Matias. The boxing world is reeling from the news of the death of one of their own, especially since it essentially happened in front of everyone’s eyes during a fight.
Many people have paid tribute to Dadashev, who was just 28, on social media. Friends, writers, fellow boxers, and fans have poured out their hearts for the young boxer, who is gone too soon.
Wow my heart heavy right now. I remember walking to the gas station with Maxim after he weighed in for one of his fights. Pray for his family to have strength in these tuff times because he was a good dude. RIP— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) July 23, 2019
I just don't know how much longer I can do this. So incredibly, terribly sad.— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 23, 2019
So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev. Rest in peace 😔— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 23, 2019
The spirit of a fighter knows no stop. It lives beyond a fight’s end and a referees call. Me and my family, and all the boxing family, send our prayers and thoughts to Maxim Dadashev and his family.— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) July 23, 2019
With a Saddened Heart I want to send my deepest condolences to the family of Maxim Dadashev who passed away after receiving head trauma in his last fight. Ppl boxing is a tuff sport, we put our lives on the line every single time we step in the ring. RIP my boxing brother 🙏🧡 pic.twitter.com/gLhqzGd5Xw— Amanda Serrano 🇵🇷 (@Serranosisters) July 23, 2019
Boxers and race car drivers put it all on the line when they compete. Seen many lives lost in each sport but these are brave people. RIP Max Dadashev, good kid and true gladiator.— Bruce Trampler (@BruceTrampler) July 23, 2019
RIP Maxim Dadashev.— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 23, 2019
He passed away from injuries suffered during Friday's fight, according to trainer Buddy McGirt and Donatas Janusevicius, Dadashev's strength and conditioning coach.
We join Maxim’s family and friends in grief, support and wish prompt resignation.
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Didn’t know him personally, but I respected what he was fighting for. He wanted to bring his family to the states for a better life, and I fully respect that. Sadly his life was cut short, and I can only imagine what his loved ones are going through. My condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/61vtLFQdKz— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) July 23, 2019
There can be no argument. Boxing took the life of Maxim Dadashev. Such tragedies will continue to happen as long as boxing exists. It's up to each of us to face that reality and decide whether or not it's worth the price.— Nigel Collins (@NigelBoxing) July 23, 2019