Injured boxer’s family to sue US officials in wake of Rebel Perez fight

The family of a Russian boxer who was critically injured in a bout against Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez during a Madison Square Garden fight has filed court papers preparing to sue US boxing officials for up to $100 million.

Magomed Abdusalamov lost a heavyweight fight against Perez, who was formerly based in Cork, on November 2. Hours later, he was in a coma.

His wife names New York state, the state Athletic Commission and the state Boxing Commission.

The boxer’s wife, Bakanay Abdusalamov, says officials failed to stop a match during which her 32-year-old husband was repeatedly “beaten, bludgeoned, punched and pummelled.’ He suffered a broken jaw, hand and nose. The US Court of Claims notice also states that “improper, untimely and inadequate medical care” contributed to his condition.


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