Although his road to recovery is long, Magomed Abdusalamov might just be heading to familiar environs for his next stage of care: home.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that no challenger above or below middleweight is under WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s radar.
Paul Edelstein, attorney for the family of heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov, has reported that his client is showing signs of progress in his recovery.
Another somber development in the story of Magomed Abdusalamov sees the Russian heavyweight’s family seek litigation against those they believe responsible for brain damage he sustained last November against Mike Perez.
After having had a portion of his skull replaced at New York’s St. Luke’s Hospital last week, Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov is expected to soon return to West Haverstraw, N.Y., where he is undergoing rehabilitation.
The recent death of Francisco Leal and life-threatening head injury suffered by Magomed Abdusalamov prompted RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves to recall how the 2008 fight between Delvin Rodriguez and Oscar Diaz, for which he was at ringside, caused him to question, then reconfirm, his love for boxing.
Readers share their emotional thoughts on the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov and professional boxing, the appreciation of defensive fighters and ring warriors, Gennady Golovkin’s “hype” and potential fights, and the Segura-Marquez war in this week’s Friday mailbag.
Sometimes serious head injuries, such as the brain bleed that still-comatose heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov suffered during his fight with Mike Perez, are unavoidable in the brutal sport of professional boxing but trainers could do more to teach their boxers to avoid dangerous head punches.
Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of Magomed Abdusalamov, and others in the boxing industry, are establishing a trust fund to raise money for the hospitalized Russian heavyweight, who suffered a career-ending brain injury on Saturday. Abdusalamov is currently on life support after suffering a stroke on Sunday following brain surgery to remove a blood clot.
Heavyweight standout Mike Perez and his promotional company, K2 Promotions, issued a statement on Monday evening about the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov, who was placed in a medically induced coma after losing a spirited 10-round decision to Perez on Saturday.
Read on for a ton of fan feedback on Gennady Golovkin’s eighth-round stoppage of Curtis Stevens in this week’s Monday mailbag. Some fans were impressed with GGG, others think he’ll prove to be vulnerable against elite boxers such as Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. Enjoy!
Heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalamov was placed in medically induced coma early Sunday morning as the result of his brutal 10-round bout against Mike Perez on Saturday in New York City, according to BoxingScene.com.
Almost six years after defecting from his native Cuba to pursue a professional boxing career, Mike Perez fights Magomed Abdusalamov tonight on HBO Championship Boxing with a shot to announce a new player in the barren heavyweight landscape.
Magomed Abdusalamov faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Mike Perez on the Golovkin-Stevens undercard on Saturday. RingTV.com caught up with the Russian puncher, who says the heavyweight division lacks excitement and vows to “wake up” the weight class with his aggressive style.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.