Boxer Maxim Dadashev remained in a medically induced coma Saturday at University of Maryland’s Prince George’s Hospital Center following several hours of surgery for severe head trauma suffered Friday night in a bout at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

The Russian-born lightweight underwent surgery for a subdural hematoma, the gruesome aftermath of a 140-pound world title eliminator against Subriel Matias. Dadashev, 28, had absorbed repeated violent blows to the head before trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the fight following the 11th round.

Dadashev will remain in the hospital for at least several days, according to neurosurgeon Mary I.H. Cobb, who performed the surgery, although several months also was not out of the question.

— The Washington Post

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