Maxim Dadashev

Weightclass: Junior Welterweight

  • 12wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 10kos

AGE:
27
Birthplace:
Leningrad, Russia
Height:
5'9"
reach:
70"
Managers:
Egis Klimas (Boxing Writers Association of America “2016 Manager of the Year”)
Trainers:
Marco Contreras

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Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev

At the age of 27, Maxim is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 140 pounds, he was an amateur standout in Russia before his debut.

He is a stablemate of rising young superstar and three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, who was voted the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2017 Fighter of the Year,” top light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin – all are managed by Egis Klimas, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016 and 2017, and promoted by Top Rank.

Maxim is trained by Marco Contreras at Klimas’ Boxing Laboratory gym in Oxnard, California.

He stayed active with five fights in 2016, four in 2017, and has already fought two times in 2018. He has given impressive performances and made good progress.

Maxim stepped up to 10-round status and took a significant step up in class in his last fight on June 9, 2018, in Las Vegas and won by 10th-round TKO against former WBA lightweight world champion Darleys Perez.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Promising junior welterweight Maxim “Baby” Dadashev, a Russia native fighting out of Oxnard, California, closed the show impressively with a knockout of former lightweight world titlist Darleys Perez, of Colombia, in the 10th and final round.

It was a hard-fought fight that surely helped Dadashev gain valuable experience. He was in control all the way until putting away Perez. He rocked him in the 10th round and forced him to the ropes before connected with a clean right hand that dropped him. Perez beat the count, but [the] referee elected to stop the fight at 1 minute, 49 seconds. [End Rafael item]

In his post-fight interview, Maxim said, “Perez is an excellent opponent, and this fight was great experience for me. This was my first 10-round fight. This is a great step for my career, winning this belt. I picked up the pace every round, more punches. Now, I look forward.”

In an earlier interview, manager Egis Klimas said, “Maxim is an aggressive fighter and his timing is very good. I heard his name all over in Russia, that he was a great prospect. He won a lot of tournaments as an amateur. Another one of my Russian prospects, Alexander Besputin, recommended that I sign him.

“We are looking forward to his bright future in professional boxing.”

Maxim said through an interpreter, “I like California a lot – who doesn’t? The most important thing is the weather. It’s very good for training. You can go up in the mountains where there’s snow, and you can go down where there are beaches and the ocean. It’s like living in paradise!

“The biggest difference in training here in California, compared to Russia, is the quality of sparring partners. There are many more sparring partners here, and they are at a higher level. In Russia, there’s more amateur boxing and here in Oxnard there are more professionals.

“I’m a versatile boxer who has a lot of styles. I can be aggressive, and I can box and move.

“I know I’m going to fight for a world title one day and that pushes me, day after day, to train hard and keep improving.”

Regarding his nickname, he said “After going to the gym for two or three weeks, the guys there just started calling me ‘Mad Max.’ “

fight history

  • 2018

    WON VACANT NABF SL TITLE – In his last fight on 6-9-18 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (10th round) against former WBA lightweight world champion Darleys Perez (33-3-2): the scheduled 10-rounder, Maxim’s first, was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn main event, and it was a good fight; Perez boxed well and gave strong effort, but Maxim pressed forward, consistently out-worked him, and landed the sharper punches; Maxim scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 10th round, and won by scores of 87-84, 87-84 Dadashev, 86-85 Perez.

    On 3-10-18 in Carson, CA, he won by TKO (5th round) against Abdiel Ramirez (23-2-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg main event, and Maxim dominated the fight; he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore down Ramirez; Maxim rocked Ramirez with a series of punches in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:11.

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  • 2017

    On 11-11-17 in Fresno, CA, he won by knockout (4th round) against Clarence Booth (15-3): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Jose Ramirez vs. Mike Reed main event; Maxim pressed forward, consistently landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; he was cut over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 4th round, and Booth was penalized one point for dropping his mouthpiece, but Maxim staggered Booth with a series of punches later in the round and the referee stopped the fight at 1:26.

    On 8-5-17 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by knockout (8th round) against Jose Marrufo (10-6-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Vasily Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga main event; Marrufo gave a determined effort and there were some good exchanges, but Maxim dominated the fight; he consistently landed the harder punches, wore down Marrufo, and both were cut over their right eyes by a clash of heads in the 3rd round; Maxim staggered Marrufo with a series of punches in the 8th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:32.

    On 4-22-17 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Bilal Mahasin (9-3-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of a triple world championship event, and ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout; Maxim out-boxed Mahasin in the 1st and 2nd rounds, then scored a devastating knockdown with a left hook that dropped him flat on his back in the 3rd, and he was counted out at 2:09.

    On 1-27-17 in Studio City, CA, he won by knockout (6th round) against left-handed Jerome Rodriguez (7-4-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Sportsmen’s Lodge, and Maxim dominated the fight; he outworked Rodriguez, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore him down; he hurt Rodriguez with a body punch in the 6th round, then rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:14.

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  • 2016

    On 11-26-16 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Efrain Cruz (4-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Vasily Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters main event, and Maxim quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:57.

    On 10-14-16 in Studio City, CA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Eddie Diaz (2-5-2): the bout was on the undercard at Sportsmen’s Lodge, and Maxim dominated the fight; he out-boxed and outworked Diaz, and consistently landed the harder punches; Diaz was cut over his right eye in the 4th round; scored 60-54, 60-54, 60-53.

    On 7-16-16 in Lancaster, CA, he won by TKO (4th round) against Jason Gavino (3-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Pioneer Event Center; Maxim dominated the fight, wore down Gavino, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:29 of the 4th round.

    On 5-14-16 in Studio City, CA, he won by knockout (4th round) against Rashad Bogar (4-6-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Sportsmen’s Lodge; Maxim consistently landed the harder punches, rocked Bogar repeatedly in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:34.

    He made his debut on 4-2-16 in Port Hueneme, CA, and won by knockout (1st round) against Darin Hampton (1-3): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Francisco Santana vs. Ed Paredes main event; Maxim was very impressive and quickly overpowered Hampton – he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:52.

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