“We cannot, as a boxing family, turn our backs on the brave men and women who compete in our sport when they need us most. We are going to do everything possible to help him get back on his feet. Magomed will never fight again, but he is a good man and a brave man with a nice family. We are going to make sure they all pull through this intact. That is the right thing to do. Every dollar will help.” – Sergio Martinez
With heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov still hospitalized in a medically induced coma following last Saturday’s fight against Mike Perez, a trust fund is being established by promoters Lou Dibella, Leon Margules and others in the boxing industry to assist with medical care.
Abdusalamov is now on life support after undergoing emergency to alleviate brain swelling by removing a blood clot and part of the skull. The injuries occurred from the 10 brutal rounds Abdusalamov engaged in with Perez. He was in stable condition after the surgery until suffering a stroke on Tuesday.
“We are going to do what we need to do for Magomed. He and his family are going to need our help,” said Abdusalamov’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. “He is going to need financial assistance for the medical bills for his treatment, and for his family who are faced with an urgent financial crunch from this terrible accident.”
While the Magomed Abdusalamov Trust Fund is being finalized, donations can be sent through the Paypal and PO Box information listed below.
Via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or via check, mailed to:
PO BOX 90174
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Please make checks payable to: Magomed Abdusalamov