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Sports Boxer Patrick Day dies after suffering traumatic brain injury in super welterweight fight

01:50  17 october  2019
01:50  17 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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American boxer Patrick Day is in an "extremely critical condition" after suffering a traumatic brain injury in his super welterweight fight with Charles Conwell in Chicago on Saturday. Day was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after he was knocked out by his compatriot in the 10th round of a

Boxer Patrick Day has died aged 27 - four days after suffering head injuries in a fight against Charles Conwell. The American was put in a coma with a "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.

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a traumatic brain injury Saturday night during a bout in Chicago. He was 27.

Day was hospitalized and in "extremely critical condition" Saturday night after he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round of their USBA super welterweight title fight. Day was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. He lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness.

His promoter, Lou DiBella, announced Day's death in a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying the boxer was surrounded by his family, friends and members of his boxing team.

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CHICAGO — Boxer Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical condition in a coma caused by the injury , his Fighting at super welterweight on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon, Conwell landed a right hand early

Patrick Day has died after suffering a brain injury in his fight against Charles Conwell. “ Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his “ Day turned pro in 2013 and overcame early career struggles to become a world-rated super

The statement 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."

According to news reports of the fight, Day went down in the fourth and eighth rounds before being knocked unconscious by a left hook in the 10th. ESPN reported that Day suffered a seizure on the way to the hospital.

a person jumping in the air: Patrick Day© Dylan Buell, Getty Images Patrick Day

Day, a native of Freeport, New York, was 17-4-1 with six knockouts. He was a New York Golden Gloves winner in 2012 and made his professional debut the following year.

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CHICAGO — Boxer Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical Lou DiBella says in a posting on his website that Day underwent emergency surgery after being rushed Fighting at super welterweight on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight debut against

Patrick Day is in a critical condition following his super welterweight loss to Charles Conwell on the undercard of the Oleksandr Usyk-Chazz Witherspoon fight . The 27-year-old American is in a coma with "a traumatic brain injury ", said his promoter. Day was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital

News of Day's hospitalization left the Long Island boxing community in shock.

"I'm sick over it," Chris Algieri, a former WBO junior welterweight champion, told Newsday. "I've known Patrick since he was a teenage amateur training at the Freeport PAL. Patrick grew into a very disciplined and gritty professional. Whether in the gym or in the ring you could always expect 100 percent effort out of Pat ... and at the end of it all, a smile. One of the true nice guys in the sport who stood out as a consummate gentleman warrior."

Contributing: Matt Eppers

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Boxer Patrick Day dies after suffering traumatic brain injury in super welterweight fight

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