Maxim Dadashev has passed away aged 28, succumbing to the injuries sustained from his stoppage loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night.
The news broke earlier today via Russia Today and was confirmed by trainer Buddy McGirt.
Dadashev had put himself in position to fight for the IBF world title eliminator by knocking out 11 of his 13 opponents, beating the likes of Antonio Demarco and Darleys Perez along the way.
On Friday night he came into the bout as the favoured fighter in the contest but was unable to deter Subriel Matias who knocked him out in the eleventh round.
On the advice of trainer Buddy McGirt who could be seen pleading with the fighter to stop the contest in between rounds 11 and 12 (Video Below), Dadashev left the ring on a stretcher where shortly afterwards he began vomiting. Doctors spent two hours removing a brain bleed where the fighter was then placed in a medically induced come from which he did not wake.
Max is survived by his wife Elizabeth and son Daniel.
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the fighters family and friends at this devastating time