|Real name||Magomed Abdusalamov|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
25 March 1981 |
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, USSR
|Wins by KO||18|
Magomed Abdusalamov (Russian: Магомед Абдусаламов) (born March 25, 1981) is a Russian former  heavyweight boxer best known as Russian amateur champion 2005 and 2006 at super heavyweight, and since 2008 as a heavyweight professional boxer based in the USA.
Magomed Abdusalamov was born in Dagestan’s capital city of Makhachkala on March 25, 1981. He grew up in a strict Muslim household and was his parents’ first male child. Growing up in large family from an early age his hard-disciplining father pushed his son into sports as a way to shelter him from the growing violence and crime in the city.
In spite of his success at the nationals 2005 and 2006, hard-punching southpaw Abdusalamov stood in the shadows of Islam Timurziev who was regularly sent to international competitions ahead of him. He did not qualify for the 2008 Olympics after losing to eventual Bronze medalist David Price in a qualifier.
He turned pro in 2008 and won his first four bouts for Warriors boxing.
He held a record of 18-1 (18 KO) during his career.
In September 2012 he was dropped hard by Jameel McCline in the first round, but won by TKO in the second round to win the vacant World Boxing Council USNBC Heavyweight title at Olympiyskiy in Moscow, Russia. he defended the USNBC title twice with stoppage wins in 2013, against Victor Bisbal in Atlantic City, New Jersey in March 2013, and Sebastian Ceballos in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 2013.
In November 2013 Abdusalamov lost his WBC USNBC heavyweight title on points to Mike Perez over 10 rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City. One judge had the close bout only 95-94 for Perez. Abdusalamov took many big shots from the seventh round on, but did not go down. Immediately after the fight, Abdusalamov took a taxi to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was found to have a small blood clot on the brain. He also incurred injuries to the left hand and nose, along with cuts and bruises from the bout.
Abdusalamov was placed into a medically induced coma to reduce the possibility of any serious complications stemming from the blood clot. However, a complication arose during surgery. On November 6, 2013, it was confirmed Abdusalamov had suffered a stroke during brain surgery, and was in critical but stable condition. His promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing confirmed via his son Nathan Lewkowicz the development would mean the end of Abdusalamov's boxing career, in a situation very similar to the retired boxer Z Gorres who later recovered.
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has teamed with promoters Lou DiBella, Leon Margules and others have set up the Magomed Abdusalamov trust fund to cover the comatose boxer's medical expenses. In addition, the New York City based boxing charity Ring 10 is accepting contributions for Abdusalamov, who remains unconconscious at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City with his wife Bakanay Abdusalamova at his side. The family is also accepting contributions. Abdusalamov has three daughters.
Magomed Abdusalamov was brought out of his medically-induced coma on November 22 and removed from a respirator by doctors at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan on Friday morning, according to Nathan Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, Abdusalamov’s promoter.
Professional boxing record
|18 Wins (18 knockouts, 0 decisions) 1 Loss|
|Loss||18-1||Mike Perez||UD||10||2013-11-02||New York City, New York||First pro loss.|
|Win||18-0||Sebastian Ignacio Ceballos||TKO||1 (10)||2013-04-27||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Win||17-0||Victor Bisbal||TKO||5 (10)||2013-03-08||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||16-0||Jameel McCline||TKO||2 (10)||2012-09-08||Moscow|
|Win||15-0||Maurice Byarm||TKO||2 (10)||2012-06-07||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||14-0||Jason Pettaway||TKO||4 (10)||2012-03-17||New York City, New York|
|Win||13-0||Pedro Rodriguez||TKO||2 (4)||2012-02-03||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||12-0||Rich Power||TKO||3 (8)||2011-11-20||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||11-0||Masataka Takehara||KO||1 (6)||2011-10-28||Salinas, California|
|Win||10-0||Kevin Burnett||TKO||1 (6)||2011-10-01||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||9-0||Jerry Butler||TKO||2 (6)||2010-12-07||Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||8-0||Keon Graham||KO||1 (4)||2010-10-22||Miami, Florida|
|Win||7-0||Raymond Ochieng||TKO||1 (6)||2010-02-06||Moscow|
|Win||6-0||Ryan Shay||TKO||1 (4)||2009-10-31||Johnstown, Pennsylvania|
|Win||5-0||Sherzod Mamadjanov||KO||1 (6)||2009-07-02||Moscow|
|Win||4-0||Larry White||TKO||1 (4)||2009-03-27||Tampa, Florida|
|Win||3-0||Maurice Winslow||TKO||1 (4)||2009-02-27||Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||2-0||Bernard Mwakasanga||TKO||1 (4)||2008-11-21||Saint Petersburg|
|Win||1-0||Epiphanie Pipi||KO||1 (4)||2008-09-06||Moscow||Professional debut.|
- Jay, Chris (2013-02-28). "From Russia with gloves". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2013-08-18.