Boxer Patrick Day died from severe brain injuries four days after his total KO from Charles Conwell during their fight.
According to TMZ, Patrick Day,27, succumbed to the brain injuries he sustained after Saturday’s fight with 21-year-old Charles Conwell. Day was knocked down three times during the 4th, 8th, and 10th rounds during the intense fight at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The total knockout violently caused Day fall onto the canvas and medical personnel rushed to his aid after a referee stopped the fight. Conwell had a concerned look on his face after personnel transported Day on a stretcher.
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The young boxer had a seizure after the fight then fell into a coma before undergoing emergency brain surgery. Close friends and relatives said Day fought for his life and released a statement in the wake of his death.
“He was surrounded by his family, friends, close friends, and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend, and trainer Joe Higgins. On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury.”
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“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. Rest in peace and power, Pat, with the angels.”
Two days before Day’s death, Conwell said he considered quitting the sport in an Instagram post.
“I prayed for you so many times and shedded so many tears because I couldn’t even imagine how my family and friends would feel.
“I see you everywhere I go and all I hear is wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know that’s not what you would want. I know that you were a fighter at heart so I decided not to but to fight and win a world title because that’s what you wanted.”
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