Nov 2, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Mike Perez (red trunks) and Magomed Abdusalamov (black trunks) box during their heavyweight US NBC Champoinship bout at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Perez won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Boxer Magomed Abdusalamov in medically induced coma after last night's HBO fight

Heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov was reportedly put into a medically induced coma late last night after suffering a small blood clot in his brain. Abdusalamov lost to Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden and was taken to the hospital to deal with injuries he sustained in the bout.

Here’s an excerpt of the original report from

Earlier today, reported that during the fight Magomed broke his left hand, broke his nose and he was taken to a local hospital where a small blood clot was discovered on the brain.


Late last night, Magomed’s manager, Boris Grinberg, told BoxingScene the fighter was doing fine after doctors tended to his injuires. But a few hours later the boxer began to complain of bad headaches and was feeling ill. Doctors at Roosevelt Hospital placed him in a medically induced coma to reduce the possibility of any serious complications stemming from the blood clot.

BoxingScene later published an update saying that Abdusalamov is in stable condition in the ICU but is still in the medically induced coma.

We send our best wishes to Abdusalamov. We’ll update you when more information is made available.


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