UPDATE: ABDUSALAMOV IN COMA AFTER LOSS
By G. Leon
Mike Perez W10 Magomed Abdusalamov: In an all-out slugfest between two undefeated heavyweights in New York City's Madison Square Garden, Magomed Abdusalamov and Mike Perez gave us something we haven't seen in a while, an exciting heavyweight fight. Much of the action took place at close range where each guy was able to visibly wobbled the other. Even with a severely swollen face, Abdusalamov threw more punches and landed more than his fair share of clean power shots, but Perez responded to each barrage with quality work of his own that disfigured Abdusalamov's face with each passing round. Perez was awarded the unanimous decision victory by scores of 97-92 twice and 95-94. Boxingtalk scored it 96-92. Source: HBO... UPDATE: A couple of hours after the fight, Abdusalamov was rushed to New York's Roosevelt Hospital after complaining he did not feel well. He was discovered to have a brain bleed and was placed in a medically induced coma. His career is almost certainly over, and Boxingtalk joins his friends, family and team in wishing him a recovery.