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Aidos Yerbossynuly out of coma

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By Craig Page: Aidos Yerbossynuly is out of his medically induced coma and is showing improvement, according to Dan Rafael.

The 31-year-old Kazakhstani Yerbossnuly (16-1, 11 KOs) suffered a brain injury following a 12th round knockout defeat against WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion David Morrell (8-0, 7 KOs) in a SHOWTIME televised mismatch earlier this month on November 5th at the Armory, Minneapolis.

After being dropped twice by Morrell in the twelfth round, Yerbossynuly had to be helped to his corner by the champion and referee Tony Weeks.

Immediately, Yerbossynuly was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center and placed in a medically-induced coma. Since the fight, Yerbossynuly has shown improvement, according to Dan Rafael.

Many boxing fans believe the fight should have been stopped well before the 12th round, as Morrell was battering the overmatched Yerbossynuly in a one-sided affair. Morrell had a huge advantage in hand speed and was landing at will.

Although Yerbossynuly was landing a lot of shots as well, but he was getting hit too much by Morrell, and it was obvious that he had very little chance of winning.

“Aidos Yerbossynuly, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a recent world title bout, has been weaned from a medically induced coma, moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room, and is improving, sources with knowledge of his condition told Fight Freaks Unite.”

“One source said Yerbossynuly was able to speak, and another said he had been able to walk to some degree,” said Rafael.

Few fans would have argued if the fight were halted earlier by the referee Weeks because it was so one-sided that it was obvious Morrell was too good for the overmatched Yerbossynuly in this one-sided affair.

Yerbossynuly came into the fight ranked #1 with the WBA, but he’s never fought anyone of note to make one think that he’d stood a chance against Morrell.

Aidos lacked the experience at the pro level to beat Morrell, who had an impressive career in Cuba and was quickly fast-tracked to capture the WBA regular 168-lb title.

Next year, Morrell could battle former two-time WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez. Some would argue that those two are now the best fighters in the 168-lb division.

Canelo Alvsarez holds the four belts, but he’s not looked anywhere near as good as Morrell and Benavidez in his last two fights.

 




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