Arrest Sahakyan, a boxer, died at the age of 26 after being knocked out by a brutal KO punch.
Unfortunately, a Russian boxer died 10 days after being knocked out in the ring.
After the fight, the 26-year-old was put into a coma and rushed to the hospital for surgery.
Arrest Sahakyan, an Armenian-Russian boxer, tragically died just days after being knocked out in the ring.
After sustaining a swell to the brain during a fight against Igor Semernin on Boxing Day last month, the 26-year-old spent ten days in a coma.
Semernin’s punch, according to Russian reports, caused serious head trauma to Sahakyan, who required emergency surgery.
Despite doctors’ best efforts, he died on Friday.
“How… how to continue to live… our soul… our joy… My heart is torn to pieces,” a Sahakyan relative wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t believe… it’s like a nightmare.”
“We were very fond of you…
You were the sweetest, happiest, most wonderful, and sincere person I’d ever met.”
“He was a very bright, kind, and sympathetic person with a capital letter,” according to another tribute.
“Our angel, we will not forget you,” wrote another.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday in Tolyatti, Russia, near the country’s border with Kazakhstan, though he will be buried in Armenia, his birthplace.
Sahakyan, a super middleweight, won six of his nine professional fights.
According to The Sun, he won his first four fights, all of which took place in Thailand, culminating in him winning the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Middle Title against Theerawat Yoohanngoh.
He fought in Russia for the last five fights of his career.