Middleweight boxer Patrick Day has died days after suffering traumatic brain injuries in a brutal knockout loss. This tragic news was announced by his promoter few moments ago.
Day, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago following his Saturday fight with Charles Conwell on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s victorious heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon. He was knocked down in the fourth and eighth rounds during the 10-round bout. In the final round, Conwell caught Day with a left hook that floored him, causing his head to slam against the canvas as he fell onto his back.
Medical personnel rushed into the ring once the fight was stopped by the referee and attended to Day, who never regained consciousness and was led out on a stretcher. He suffered a seizure in an ambulance while en route to the hospital and eventually went into a coma after emergency brain surgery.
BoxRec reports that prior to his loss to Conwell, Day suffered a unanimous decision loss to prospect Carlos Adames and had won six fights in a row before that fight.
Day is the third boxer to die as a result of injuries sustained in the ring. Maxim Dadashev, a 28-year-old Russian light welterweight, died on July 23 from injuries suffered in his junior welterweight loss four days earlier in Maryland against Puerto Rican contender Subriel Matias.
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