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Magomed Abdusalamov career over

Updated: December 19, 2013, 5:21 PM ET
By Michael Woods | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The neurosurgeon attending to heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov, who sustained life-threatening injuries in a Nov. 2 bout at Madison Square Garden Theater, has told ESPNNewYork.com that the Russian-born boxer will not fight again despite his condition improving.

"He's going to get better, I'm confident," Dr. Rupendra Swarup said Wednesday, "but he will not be the same. He's going to have neurological deficits."

Abdusalamov, who was put in a medically induced coma ...

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