Boxer placed into medically induced coma after knockout loss

Aidos Yerbossynuly competed this past weekend at Premier Boxing Champions card against David Morrell. Yerbossynuly was a super middleweight contender coming into the event.
The event went 12 rounds – with the knock out in the very last round.

After the event, Showtime telecast reported that he was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

Yerbossynuly’s assistant trainer and one of the cornermen for the bout informed the public that he was placed in a coma following surgery:

“Representatives of TGB Promotions and PBC are on the ground in Minneapolis with Aidos’ team and we are monitoring the situation closely,” a PBC spokesperson said in a statement. “Out of respect for he and his family’s privacy, we can’t share any details but we ask the boxing community to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”

Yerbossynuly was ranked as number 1 contender in the WBA’s super middleweight rankings. His record consisted of 16 wins and no losses coming into the event against Morrell.

Scorecards were close entering the 12th round.

Morrell knocked Yerbossynuly down with a straight left hand.

“The guy, he’s strong,” Morrell said in the ring interview. “I respect him.”

Yerbossynuly is just the latest boxer in this predicament. 28-year-old Luis Palmer took on Grant Quigley back in May. Similarly, he too was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage and put in a medically induced coma. Luckily he was able to regain consciousness after several days.