Patrick Day, boxer who suffered traumatic brain injury in super welterweight fight dies

Patrick Day, the boxer who was taking part in the fight for the Super Welterweight division on last Saturday night, suffered from a brain traumatic injury that led to coma and then to his tragic death. The day was only 27 years old at the time of his death.

Following the loss, Day was immediately hospitalized on Saturday night in an extremely critical condition where he suffered from a seizure. He lost to Charles Conwell during the 10th round of the USBA Super welterweight fight. The authorities transported day to the Northwestern memorial hospital and emergency surgery was performed on him. Following that surgery, Day went into a coma from which he was never able to regain consciousness.

Lou DiBella, the promoter for Day announced the death of his boxer on the day of his death. Day died earlier on Wednesday afternoon and DiBella said that at the time of his death, Day was surrounded by his family & friends along with members of his boxing team.

The statement from DiBella read, “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.”

As per the reports of the fight, Day suffered from knockdowns in the 4th and 8th round before he succumbed to a devastating left hook from Conwell during the 10th round. On his way to the hospital, Day suffered from an intense seizure.

The day was the native of Freeway, New York and his career record stood at 17-4-1 which includes his 6 KO win. After being the winner of the 2012’s New York Golden Gloves, he made his professional boxing debut.

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