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Two Boxing Deaths Made People Warier of Its Risks

The boxing industry has faced a tragedy as Maxim Dadashev, a 28-year-old welterweight has died as a result of the injuries from his last match

The boxing industry has faced a tragedy as Maxim Dadashev, a 28-year-old welterweight has died as a result of the injuries from his last match. After fighting against Subriel Matias and losing, the player has suffered brain injuries. Afterward, Hugo Alfredo Santillan has died two days apart. He had also suffered injuries after a Buenos Aires fight and ended up collapsing at the end of it. 

As such, the Association of Boxing Commissions had met to talk about the policies and the risks of the sport. 

A Match that Ended in a Tragedy

Maxim Dadashev had gone against Subriel Matias in an attempt to go for Josh Taylor’s belt. That being said, it was an elimination fight. But things didn’t go in Dadashev’s favor. Matias was dominating the ring, being 109-100, 108-100 and 107-102 on the scorecards. Matias hit Maxim powerfully in the body and the head, and the head had to be stopped by McGirt. 

The 28-year old had a wife and a son, and his wife, now widow, Elizaveta Apushkina, had to rush to the hospital in Washington D.C. from Russia. 

“It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of my husband, Maxim Dadashev” she declared. “He was a very kind person who fought until the very end. Our son will continue to be raised to be a great man like his father.” 

Discussions Erupting After the Deaths

After two deaths that took place in the same week, tribal commissions and directors of state held a meeting to take a look at the rules of the sport. They all agreed upon the dangers boxing holds, and boxers are always relying on the rules to avoid getting too badly injured. This doesn’t make it less risky, though.

“Any boxer who goes to the ring is willing to do whatever he has to do to win” Sulaiman declared, “whatever he has to do to be successful and make money for his family. If you ask him to fight 20 rounds, he will do whatever it takes. They’re warriors. It’s our duty to protect them from themselves.”

Everyone agreed that boxers are going to get hurt no matter what, and deaths are likely too in rare cases. They also touched upon an important subject, respectively weight loss before fights. Rapid weight loss could be a result of dehydration too, and dehydration could make it more likely to experience brain bleed. 

Final Thoughts


Now, boxing fans can only wait and see if these events will affect the possibility of betting on boxing online on theboxingbet.com. Boxing and boxing bets will still be around, but there will probably be a change in attitude and rules.

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