Russian Boxer Dies 10 Days After Falling Into Coma Following KO Loss

Arrest Sahakyan

Russian boxer Arrest Sahakyan has passed away just 10 days after he suffered a KO loss.

Sahakyan, who was 26-years-old, took on fellow Russian Igor Semernin, who won the fight by knockout. After the loss, Sahakyan suffered swelling in the brain and was subsequently forced to undergo surgery, and was then placed in a coma for 10 days before he, unfortunately, passed away.

Sahakyan was 6-3 as a pro boxer and he started his career out 4-0 which resulted in him winning the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver middleweight title. His final five fights also took place in Russia.

Following his passing, his relative Svetlana Petrosyan posted on Instagram confirming the news.

“How … how to continue to live … Our soul … our joy … My heart is torn to pieces … I don’t believe … it’s like a bad dream … We loved you very much .. very .. our dear. You were the kindest, most cheerful, wonderful, sincere person.”

Sahakyan will be laid to rest in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, his relatives confirmed.