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Magomed Abdusalamov improving despite initial survival fears

Phil Jay 14/11/2013

Stricken fighter Magomed Abdusalamov is said to be making good ground in his fight for survival after co-promoter Nathan Lewkowicz updated the situation to respected publication USA Today in the past 24 hours.

The heavyweight was beaten in a bruising battle with Mike Perez on December 2, and after brain surgery, was put into a medically-induced coma to stabilize his condition – which at the time was feared to be grave.

Lewkowicz has stated that the Russian could be well enough to be enticed from his coma in the next few days, although Abdusalamov may still face some tough battles of recovery in the coming months.

In the interview, the son of promoter Sampson Lewkowicz told how the doctors cannot predict what bill of health Abdusalamov would be in when awakened from his current state and there will certainly be lifelong repercussions going forward.

The boxing world has been rocked once again by this latest tragedy, although it seems that the worst could be over regarding whether or not Abdusalamov would live through the emergency surgery and treatment for his very serious injuries.

To read the full interview with Nathan Lewkowicz, click here and visit USA today.

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