The sister of an Armenian-Russian boxer who died after spending ten days in a coma following a knockout has revealed that his mom urged him to stop the game – and his opponent has paid tribute to him
Tragic boxer Arrest Sahakyan, who has died in hospital from mind trauma he sustained in a knockout defeat, suffered an identical head harm a yr in the past which left his mom begging him to stop, his grieving sister has mentioned.
The 26-year-old, who gained six of his 9 senior fights together with the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Center title in Thailand, was knocked out by Igor Semernin within the final of his 5 bouts in Russia on December 26.
Sahakyan spent 10 days in hospital whereas docs carried out what was described by a report as a ‘difficult operation’ on a hematoma and cerebral swelling brought on by extra fluid.
In keeping with his sister, Sahakyan was beforehand instructed by his mom to hold up his gloves after struggling a hematoma to his head in a battle nearly precisely a yr earlier.
“Mother went to his ward,” Svetlana Petrosyan instructed REN TV of Sahakyan’s hospitalization earlier than his demise.
“It was at this second that he began shaking his legs and arms [and] his head. He was rapidly transferred to a different intensive care unit. Mother got here out and, apparently, thought that he was coming to his senses.”
His mom’s fears finally materialized a couple of fighter who was prescribed capsules and halted his coaching after his earlier scare, then started to work as a coach earlier than getting again within the ring towards his household’s needs.
Petrosyan mentioned Sahakyan’s mom “had a nasty feeling” earlier than he resumed his boxing profession.
“She instructed him that his eyes have been boring and she or he didn’t like [it],” recalled Petrosyan. “She persuaded him all yr to go to work as a coach with youngsters. However he was sick and lived for boxing, so he refused.”
Petrosyan defined that her brother dropped 14kg for his final outing and advised that the dramatic weight reduction might have impacted his well being.
“He got here out weak for the battle,” she claimed. “If you happen to take a look at his different fights, it is like two totally different individuals.”
The household additionally believes the judges ought to have stepped in and stopped Sahakyan’s closing battle from going forward as soon as they had seen his situation.
Match organizers are mentioned to have helped Sahakyan’s kin transport his physique to Armenia for his burial.
Within the Russian metropolis of Togliatti, the place Sahakyan’s funeral might be held on January 11, metropolis authorities reportedly intend to ask the prosecutor’s workplace to analyze the match.
The Russian Boxing Federation can be mentioned to have requested a test on the standard of labor carried out by medical workers and organizers.
“The competitions weren’t co-ordinated with both the administration or our sports activities committee,” the top of the town, Nikolai Renz, was quoted as saying by TASS.
“We have no idea how they have been held, what the situations have been [or] how all the pieces was organized… we mustn’t have such competitions outdoors of the present institutes of bodily tradition and sports activities organizations.”
On the day of his opponent’s demise, opponent Semernin mentioned: “I wish to categorical my condolences to the kin and associates of Arrest.
“All of us mourn and share your ache. Relaxation in peace [in the] kingdom of heaven.”
Petrosyan wrote on Instagram: “Learn how to proceed to stay? Our soul, our pleasure.
“My coronary heart is torn to items. I do not consider [it]… it is like a nasty dream.
“We beloved you very a lot, our pricey. You have been the kindest, most cheerful, fantastic, honest individual.”