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Boxer Patrick Day Tragically Dies After Suffering Head Injuries During Fight

Boxer Patrick Day Tragically Dies After Suffering Head Injuries During Fight

American boxer Patrick Day has died just days after suffering devastating head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell.

The 27-year-old has been in a coma since the fight in Chicago on Saturday.

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Day was knocked down in the fourth and eighth rounds, but he was finally knocked out in the 10th of his super welterweight bout, according to the Daily Mail.

The boxer was carried out of the ring in a neck brace on a stretcher. He reportedly suffered seizures on the way to hospital.

Promoter Lou DiBella confirmed the tragic death and released a statement on behalf of DiBella Entertainment.

Patrick Day, right, follows through on a right to Kyrone Davis during the fourth round of a match in NYC. Credit: PA
Patrick Day, right, follows through on a right to Kyrone Davis during the fourth round of a match in NYC. Credit: PA

"He was a son, brother, and good friend to many," said a statement. "Pat's kindness, positivity, and generosity of spirit made a lasting impression with everyone he met.

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"Patrick Day didn't need to box. He came from a good family, he was smart, educated, had good values and had other avenues available to him to earn a living

"He chose to box, knowing the inherent risks that every fighter faces when he or she walks into a boxing ring. Boxing is what Pat loved to do. It's how he inspired people and it was something that made him feel alive."

His opponent on Saturday night has also penned a heartbreaking statement, saying he feels for Day's family and never wished to harm Patrick.

"If I could take it all back, I would. No-one deserves this to happen to them," Conwell wrote. "It becomes very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this.

"This is not a time where edicts or pronouncements are appropriate, or the answers are readily available. It is, however, a time for a call to action.

"While we don't have the answers, we certainly know many of the questions, have the means to answer them, and have the opportunity to respond responsibly and accordingly and make boxing safer for all who participate.

Credit: Patrick Day/Instagram
Credit: Patrick Day/Instagram

"This is a way we can honour the legacy of Pat Day. Many people live much longer than Patrick's 27 years, wondering if they made a difference or positively affected their world. This was not the case for Patrick Day when he left us."

Patrick was a two-time golden gloves champion in the super welterweight division, according to the Mirror.

He died 'surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team'.

RIP Patrick Day.

Featured Image Credit: Patrick Day/Instagram

Topics: News, Boxing

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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