Boxer Arrest Sahakyan has tragically died at the age of 26 after spending ten days in a coma.
The Armenian-Russian was taken to hospital after losing by knockout on 26 December.
His brain developed swelling and he was forced to undergo surgery.
He died yesterday, ten days later in a coma.
Relative Svetlana Petrosyan wrote on Instagram: “How … how to continue to live … our soul … our happiness … my heart broke to pieces …
“I can’t believe it… it’s like a nightmare…
“We loved you very much.. very much.. our dear. You were the kindest, most cheerful, wonderful, honest person.”
Along with boxing, Sahakyan also took part in mixed martial arts.
Petrosyan confirmed that Sahakyan would be buried in Yerevan, Armenia.
But his funeral will take place on January 11 in Tolyatti, Samara, Russia.
Another tribute read: “He was a very bright, kind and sympathetic man with a capital letter.”
While another wrote: “Our angel, we will not forget you.”
Super middleweight Sahakyan fought professionally nine times – winning six of his bouts.
He won the first four bouts of his career, all taking place in Thailand, culminating in the vacant World Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council Silver Middle title against Theravat Yohanangoh.
His further five battles took place in Russia.
He encountered Igor Semarin in Tolyatti on 26 December, during which he suffered fatal injuries.