Some good news for once: Dan Rafael reports Aidos Yerbossynuly, who was placed into a medically induced coma after a brutal knockout loss to David Morrell Jr and subsequently underwent surgery to deal with swelling of the brain, has been removed from the coma and is showing “enormous improvement.”
Per Rafael, Yerbossynuly (16-1, 11 KO) is “able to speak” and “walk to some degree,” with his health now stable enough to move from intensive care to a standard hospital bed. Though details are obviously light due to patient privacy, it’s an enormously welcome development.
The Vegas-based Kazakh put forth a truly admirable effort against Morrell, but the latter’s speed and power proved more than Yerbossynuly’s aggression and body attack could overcome. A competitive slugfest turned into an increasingly alarming beating as the championship rounds approached, with many feeling that there were enough signs of severe damage to spur either the referee or Yerbossynuly’s corner into action.
Regardless, we wish Yerbossynuly a safe and speedy recovery.