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Magomed Abdusalamov in Medically Induced Coma

By Rick Reeno

Russian puncher Magomed Abdusalamov took a turn for the worse earlier this morning. On Saturday night, Magomed (18-1, 18KOs) suffered numerous injuries during his ten round decision loss to Cuba's Mike Perez (20-0, 12KOs) at the Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden. There were plenty of power punches thrown and landed by both fighters in their HBO televised showcase, but Perez racked up the points to win on scores of 97-92, 95-94 and 97-92.

Earlier today, BoxingScene.com 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. 

Magomed's exact condiction won't be known until Monday. His promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, is on his way to Thailand for the WBC's convention and is unavailable for comment.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 11-04-2013

[QUOTE=DosRounds;13901785]What do they mean by self induced?[/QUOTE] bscene is not a news source. they don't mean anything, because they're wrong. it's known as a "medically induced coma" doctors do it with drugs. it will allow his blood pressure to drop,…

Comment by Weebler I on 11-04-2013

[QUOTE=WilkinsOlajuwon;13901881]Its a bit naive to blame the corner or ref for not stopping the fight. Benjy did a fine job except for that terrible point deduction. Mago was landing BOMBS here and there into the late rounds and I think…

Comment by WilkinsOlajuwon on 11-04-2013

Its a bit naive to blame the corner or ref for not stopping the fight. Benjy did a fine job except for that terrible point deduction. Mago was landing BOMBS here and there into the late rounds and I think…

Comment by Thurman on 11-04-2013

[QUOTE=New England;13901832] it was impossible to know that abdusalamov was going to be in such bad shape. i thoguht the fight should be stopped around round nine,and wouldn't let him go out after 10 if it was a 12 round…

Comment by BostonGuy on 11-04-2013

Watched the fight Sunday morning and was elated on how great a fight this turned out to be. I've followed Abdusalamov for several years and have marveled his entertaining 'fan friendly' style, even though it was evident, that this kind…

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