Previously undefeated Aidos Yerbossynuly was visibly unstable as he was helped back to his corner by David Morrell – the man who had just beaten him via knockout in the 12th round of their fight.
Veteran boxing journalist, Dan Rafael, now reports via his Fight Freaks Unite website that Yerbossynuly was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and placed in a medically induced coma as doctors deal with bleeding on the brain. Showtime, who broadcast the fight card, provided the following statement to Rafael:
“We continue to monitor the situation with Aidos Yerbossynuly and our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this time.”
This was the Kazakh fighter’s third time boxing in America in his professional career, and was challenging for Morrell’s WBA Super Middleweight Regular title. Morrell, who remains undefeated with a record of 8 wins with 7 knockouts, put Yerbossynuly down twice in the final round before the referee stopped the bout. It followed a sustained beating which found the challenger behind on the scorecards.
Despite a commendable effort, Yerbossynuly was outclassed throughout in what was a gruelling and punishing fight. It was ultimately stopped with just 26 seconds left on the clock. The fighter did manage to stand after Morrell’s final, big right hook, however referee Tony Weeks waved the contest off without counting upon seeing Yerbossynuly fall backwards into the ropes.
There has been support and love shown for the 30-year-old fighter from Kazakhstan online, and Boxing Social joins the rest of the community in sending our wishes to Aidos and his loves ones.