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Insurance requirement for contact sports hides ugly reality

The attorney for brain-damaged boxer Magomed Abdusalamov said the $1 million insurance policy requirement rubber stamped by the New York State Athletic Commission this week for combat sports was passed by legislators to protect the state from liability and does nothing to enhance the health and safety of fighters. On behalf of the Abdusalamov family,...
Via New York Post
September 02, 2016

ESPN Outside the Lines to showcase new look at Magomed Abdusalamov “Still Fighting”

In an award-winning February 2014 report, Outside the Lines examined the story of heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov, whose devastating brain injury three months earlier nearly killed him and raised serious questions about the treatment he received. Now the severely disabled former fighter and his wife, the parents of three young girls, confront profound challenges every day...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev auctioning off items to help friend Mago

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev may be the Russian Wrecking Ball in the ring, but outside the ring he has nothing but compassion for his fallen comrades. Krusher has posted fight-worn/autographed memorabilia from his most recent WBO Light Heavyweight Title defense against Blake Caparello for auction on eBay. The proceeds from the sales will benefit Magomed Abdusalamov, the Russian fighter...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN Outside the Lines looks at Magomed Abdusalamov injury

ESPN Outside the Lines is set to showcase a special segment on the tragic circumstances surrounding the injury to heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov. Right here, you can find a video preview of the segment, and more background on what they will be discussing. Correspondent John Barr interviews Bakanay Abdusalamova, whose husband Magomed suffered severe brain injuries in a November heavyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fights: ‘Barthelemy vs. Mendez’ Fight Review

Friday Night Fights Returns and So Does the Controversy On Friday, ESPN 2 kicked off their new season of Friday Night Fights from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The main event pitted local unbeaten prospect Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 13 KOs) against Argenis Mendez (21-3-1, 11KOs) for Mendez’s IBF junior lightweight title. Barthelemy lived up to his nickname of Kid Blast...
Via Fight Booth
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: More On Magomed Abdusalamov; The Mad Boxing Media; More

It's nearly time for the big fight here on Saturday evening. Let's do some deck-clearing from the past week that isn't Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios. Above, there's Corey Erdman with a feature where R.A. The Rugged Man renders judgment on the rap skills of Adrien Broner and Danny Garcia. It's amusing. It's not the only amusing video herein. Quick Jabs Thomas Hauser has...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Magomed Abdusalamov Out Of Medically Induced Coma

NEW YORK, NY - Good news for the fans and family of heavyweight fighter Magomed Abdusalamov. According to a report by ESPN.com’s Dan Raphael, Abdusalamov was brought out of a medically induced coma on Friday and was breathing on his own, said promoter Nathan Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing. If you recall, Abdusalamov fought against Mike Perez on November 2nd on the Gennady Golovkin...
Via BadCulture
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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