This is not the kind of stories we like but Heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov is comatose and in the intensive care unit of a New York hospital following his Saturday night fight against Mike Perez at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. After 10 rounds the Russian-born fighter, took some heavy shots from the Cuban-born Perez, and lost to unanimous decision. Magomed passed away, he is survived by his wife Bakanay Abdusalamov and three children.
We know he has a wife and three amazing girls as he stated during a recent interview, his third daughter was born just earlier this year. So our thoughts are with them and the rest of his family for a fast recover on the champ!
Since we haven’t got a name for his better half, we want to address some of her husbands outstanding career stats to give some encouragement to his fans and family. Her 32-year-old southpaw hubby currently holds an impressive record of 18-0, all by knockout with none of his fights having gone past five rounds. He was hoping to bring the kind of excitement to the division that the brothers seldom bring any more.
Described by his promoter as “a future heavyweight champion of the world” Mago as he is called said about Perez, before his fight
He has a very good style, a nice style but I have a better style. I’ll put pressure on him and we’ll see what happens.
The heavyweight encounter was his second as he formerly beat Jason Pettaway at Madison Square Garden, “the Mecca” of boxing.
Mago who lives in California with his family and speaks both Russian and English trains under the vigilance of trainers at Sergio Martinez’s gym in Oxnard, California. The former amateur fighter is a two-time Russian champion, he started boxing when he was 23-years-old coming from a Muay Thai and kickboxing training background.
Away from boxing the champ expressed he likes
I’m very family orientated. I have many friends and family back at home that I stay in contact with so I’m always on Skype. I live, breath and eat boxing.
Online reports say the husband and father of three was currently in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.
Magomed and his wife Bakanay Abdusalamova had three daughters, Shahrizad , Saygibad and the smallest , Patimat who was born in the U.S