The boxing world was hit by tragedy on Tuesday with the death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev.

One of the hardest hit might have been Dadashev’s opponent, Subriel Matías.

The 28-year-old Dadashev died from injuries sustained in the pair’s fight on Friday in Maryland’s MGM National Harbor. Matías was in control for much of the fight and won when Dadashev’s manager Buddy McGirt decided to stop the fight.

The Puerto Rican boxer made his first comments since Dadashev’s death was reported, telling NBC4 Washington that he is “devastated.”

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