Saturday, February 22
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a Russian boxer who was critically injured during a Madison Square Garden fight has filed court papers preparing to sue.
Magomed Abdusalamov (mah-GOH'-med ahb-duh-sah-LAH'-moff) lost a heavyweight fight against Mike Perez on Nov. 2. Hours later, he was in a coma.
His wife names New York state, the state Athletic Commission and the state Boxing Commission. They did not return calls for comment Saturday.
The boxer's wife, Bakanay (BAH'-kah-hay) Abdusalamov, says officials failed to stop a match during which her 32-year-old husband was repeatedly "beaten, bludgeoned, punched and pummeled." He suffered a broken jaw, hand and nose.
The Court of Claims notice also states that "improper, untimely and inadequate medical care" contributed to his condition.
Doctors say the father of three may never walk or talk again.