Found November 06, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
(New York, NY, USA; Magomed Abdusalamov [left] and Mike Perez [right] box during their heavyweight bout at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Perez won via unanimous decision. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov is in an induced coma from which he may never wake up. He was taken to hospital in New York on Saturday night after a bruising heavyweight fight with Mike Perez on HBO, where he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. The New York Post’s George Willis reported Abdusalamov’s prognosis had worsened after he suffered a stroke on Tuesday. Abdusalamov’s condition has forced boxing fans and writers to take an uncomfortable look at our sport for the second time in as many weeks. On October 22 junior featherweight Frankie Leal died from a brain injury after being knocked out by Raul Hirales in Mexico. Friend of the site Iron Mike Gallego wrote beautifully but painfully on the subject.  But here’s the thing ab...

Boxer in medically induced coma

Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov remains in a medically induced coma in a New York City hospital following emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain sustained during Saturday's bout against Mike Perez. The 32 year-old boxer lost to Perez in 10 rounds and also broke his nose and left hand during the fight. According to the New York Daily News , Abdusalamov...

Heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov Suffered a Stroke & is on Life Support

Magomed who was in a medically induced coma after a blood clot was discovered after his fight with Mike Perez condition is even more serious than originally reported. Although Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov remained in stable condition in intensive care and in a medically induced coma on Tuesday night, he suffered a stroke on Sunday. “He is recovering from a stroke and...

Mike Perez Issues Statement On Abdusalamov’s Injury

NEW YORK, NY - As Magomed Abdusalamov continues to fight for his health, the man who boxed him, Mike Perez struggles with his own feelings. At the core of our existence is empathy for our fellow man (unless you are a sociopath). The expectation of a prize fighter is to defeat your opponent, preferably by knock out. While injuries are the nature of beast, to hear of a potential life...

Magomed Abdusalamov update: Still in ICU, call for financial assistance

Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of hospitalized Russian heavyweight Magomed "Mago" Abdusalamov, along with promoters Leon Margules and Lou DiBella, and with help and support of others in the industry, are establishing a fund and to donate and raise funds to help alleviate the financial burden the unfortunate brain injury Abdusalamov suffered Saturday night has placed on him...

Support Fighter Magomed Abdusalamov By Donating

NEW YORK, NY - Following his defeat last Saturday night against Mike Perez, Magomed Abdusalamov continues to fight for his life in a New York hospital. Following his medically induced coma, Abdusalamov’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Today, the fallen fighter suffered a stroke and is now on life support. Support has been pouring in from the fight community. A trust...

Magomed Abdusalamov’s injury the latest example that boxing trainers & cornermen must do a better job protecting their fighters

Cornermen Behaving Badly: There was a time in this sport where you had guys like Eddie Futch who was willing to stop a huge fight like the Thrilla in Manila before the last round because his charge Joe Frazier had soaked enough too much punishment. Boxing needs more trainers like that, men who have the gumption to make the difficult decisions. It seems like trainers of today aren’t...

“Mago” Only Knows How to Fight

HBO aired a live fight broadcast from the Madison Square Garden Thearte in New York. The event was headlined by Gennady Golovkin taking on Curtis Stevens. The co-main event featured two heavyweights going to battle in one hell of a war. Mike Perez fought Magomed Abdusalamov a.k.a. “Mago” in a brutal 10 round match that […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On Magomed Abdusalamov's Condition, Gennady Golovkin's Future, Giovani ...

The little boxers of the sport around 108 and 112 are on a superb run of fights the last year or two.  Brian Viloria over Giovani Segura and Hernan Marquez; Roman Gonzalez over Juan Francisco Estrada; Estrada over Viloria; Segura over Marquez; and who knows where it ends? Segura-Marquez was a typically high-level slugfest with a dramatic conclusion, thanks to a brutal Segura 12th...
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