Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has given an update to WBN on the worrying state of health that has befallen talented heavyweight fighter Magomed Abdusalamov following his brutal fight with Mike Perez.
Abdusalamov, 32, fought a warrior-like battle with Perez for ten rounds at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, breaking his nose, hand and suffering a blood clot on his brain in the process.
Doctors immediately operated on Abdusalamov after discovering the life-threatening injury, removing a piece of his skull to relieve the pressure – before placing the Russian into a coma to control the swelling.
Lewkowicz, who is currently in Bangkok for the WBC Convention, was fraught with worry after going through a similar event with Leavander Johnson in 2005. The American died following an IBF lightweight title defence against Jesus Chavez and Lewkowicz is praying that the big southpaw’s condition improves in the near future.
“Mago is still in a medically induced coma and his life is in the hands of God,” Lewkowicz told World Boxing News.
“As you know I treat each of my fighters like if they where my own children and I never thought that what happened to me a few years ago with Levander Johnson would ever happen again.
“I am now in Thailand but Boris Grinberg as well as my son are next to Mago and his family during this critical moment.
“I appreciate your prayers as well as those of the rest of the boxing world,” he added.
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