Boxing Fans, Let's Help Maxim Dadashev's Family

UPDATE for 8/12/2019 - Now that this campaign has ended, I'm working with GoFundMe and Maxim's boxing manager, Egis Klimas, on withdrawing the funds you have all raised and getting them to Maxim's wife, Elizaveta Apushkina. I have been in direct contact with Maxim's manager, Egis Klimas, who has provided me with the bank account information of Elizaveta Apushkina for me to make a transfer. In order to comply with GoFundMe's regulations, here's my two-step plan of action:

1. I will withdraw the funds in my own name to my personal bank account. GoFundMe charges a 2.9% fee +$0.30 for using their platform, which means the final amount being transferred to Elizaveta will be $8,802.90.

2. I will use my bank's online money transfer service called Popmoney to initiate a fee-free transfer directly into Elizaveta's bank account. There is a $4,500 daily limit on transfers, so I will make two transfers over the course of two days.

Once again, thank you so much for donating to Maxim Dadashev's family and I hope to return soon with a final update when I can confirm Elizaveta has received your contributions.

UPDATE: An official GoFundMe managed by Maxim Dadashev's management team has launched at I am suspending this campaign and encouraging everyone to contribute to that one. I am in contact with Egis Klimas, Maxim's manager, and he is assisting me in transferring the funds raised from this GoFundMe to his family. Thank you for your generosity and giving a part of yourself to help care for the family of our fallen warrior, Maxim "Mad Max" Dadashev.

Fighting for his family with the goal of securing a talent-based green card so he and his family can reside in the USA, rising boxing contender Maxim Dadashev tragically lost his life from a brain injury he sustained in a world title elimination fight last Friday. Despite his trainer stopping the match early, Maxim was unable to walk himself out of the ring and collapsed on the way to the ambulance. He underwent emergency brain surgery to relieve swelling on his brain and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Unfortunately, he was unable to recover and passed four days later.

READ: What Maxim Dadashev was fighting for 

Boxing is an incredibly dangerous sport and every boxer deserves the utmost respect from fans for the hardship, pain, and danger they put themselves through for our entertainment. Unfortunately, boxing isn't a very lucrative job unless you're near the very top; the vast majority of fighters have day jobs or fight paycheck-to-paycheck. While Maxim Dadashev was on the cusp of making a sustainable career in the sport, his passing cut short his ability to achieve long-term security for his family.

As boxing fans, let us unite to show our support, gratitude, and reverence to the competitive warrior that was Maxim Dadashev and provide much-needed relief for his wife and 2-year-old son as they try to rebuild their life after this immense tragedy. All funds raised will be delivered to Maxim's wife, Elizaveta Apushkina.

ESPN news article:

About Me, The Fundraiser:

I am a boxing fan that was distraught watching Dadashev’s fight and devastated by his passing, as are many of us in the worldwide boxing community. As many fans mourned his loss and posted their respects across social media, I noticed numerous requests for someone to start a GoFundMe. Seeing none had been created, I started this one with the intent of reaching out to all boxing viewers wishing to help support his surviving wife and son. I have reached out to Dadashev’s boxing manager, Egis Klimas, to make this fundraiser known and request for his assistance transferring 100% of the funds to his wife at the completion of this fundraiser. If I'm unsuccessful via his manager, I will try to work through his promoter Top Rank, which are easy to contact. I have a close personal friend that speaks Russian, who helped with the translation of this page, and would assist in case a language translator is required. You may crosscheck my identity at the following online locations: Twitter , Facebook , or my personal website  which still has the content when I ran for public office  in 2016.

Russian Translation:

Стремясь через бокс получить вид на жительство в США для себя и своей семьи, Максим Дадашев трагически погиб из-за травм полученных в ходе боя. Несмотря на преждевременное окончания матча, Максим не смог сам покинуть ринг и потерял сознание на пути в госпиталь. Врачи провели экстренную операцию мозга и ввели его в искусственную кому. К сожалению, Максим скончался через 4 дня после боя.

Бокс это очень опасный вид спорта и каждый боксер заслуживает огромное уважение от фанаты за все трудности, боль и опасность они подвергают себя ради развлечения других. К сожалению, только единицы могут себе позволить заниматься только боксом. Подавляющее большинство бойцов вынуждены находить дополнительные работы и жить от зарплаты до зарплаты. Максим Дадашев почти дошел до переломного момента в своей карьере, когда он смог бы через спорт обеспечивать свою семью.

Как фанаты бокса, давайте покажем нашу поддержку и благодарность Максиму и поможем его семье и 2х летнему сыну в момент трагедии. Все собранные деньги будут переданы жене Максима, Елизавете Апушкиной.


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