Maxim Kaibkhanovich Dadashev (September 30, 1990 – July 23, 2019) was a Russian boxer who competed in the light welterweight (63.5 kg) division.
A participant of the 2015 European Games, Dadashev was a Russian amateur champion. Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), he was of Lezgin descent. He died as the result of injuries sustained in a boxing match in July 2019.
A talented amateur, Dadashev was the 2008 World Junior Championships silver medalist at 57 kilograms (126 lb) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2010 and 2012, Dadashev was the Russian National Championships bronze medalist at 60 kilograms (130 lb), and also was the 2013 Russian National Championships silver medalist at 64 kilograms (141 lb).
Trained by former world champion Buddy McGirt in Oxnard, California, Dadashev won his first 13 professional bouts, 11 of them knockouts or technical knockouts. In his professional debut in April 2016, he won with a first-round knockout of Darin Hampton. Dadashev won the vacant NABF super lightweight title in June 2018 with a tenth-round stoppage of Darleys Perez, and defended it in October 2018 with a ten-round decision win over former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco.
Injury and death
On July 19, 2019, Dadashev lost to opponent Subriel Matías at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The fight was an International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight elimination bout for the number two WBC worldwide ratings position. Dadashev's trainer, Buddy McGirt, stopped the bout after the 11th round, over Dadashev's protest in the corner.
On exiting the ring, Dadashev collapsed. Dadashev subsequently underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and was placed in a medically induced coma at UM Prince George's Hospital Center. However, Dadashev succumbed to his injuries on July 23 at the hospital. The Russian Boxing Federation launched an investigation into the tragedy, and pledged to support Dadashev's family financially. Dadashev was survived by his wife, Elizaveta, and a son. Dadashev's body was sent to his hometown of Saint Petersburg, Russia, for funeral services and burial.
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