American boxer Patrick Day has died at the age of twenty-seven due to brain injury. He suffered severe head injuries during a fight against Charles Conwell on Saturday. The Day was knocked out in the 10th round of Saturday’s super-welterweight bout in Chicago and taken from the ring on a stretcher.
Fighting on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight triumph over Chazz John Witherspoon, Day was hurried to North-western Memorial Hospital and placed during a coma.
Promoter Lou DiBella proclaimed on a weekday that Day had died, saying: “Patrick Day kicked the bucket these days, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Sat, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL.
“He was enclosed by his family, shut friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend, and trainer Joe Higgins.
“On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and people nearest 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.”
Day won seventeen of his twenty-two fights once turning skilled in 2013, with four defeats and one draw. “Patrick Day didn’t need to box. He came from an honest family, he was sensible, educated, had good values and had other avenues available to him to earn a living,” DiBella’s statement read.
“He selected to box, knowing the inherent risks that each fighter faces once he or she walks into a prize ring. Boxing is what Pat loved to do. It’s, however, the galvanized individuals and it had been one thing that created him feel alive.”
Fellow boxers Maxim Dadashev, Hugo Alfredo Santillan and Boris Stanchov have also passed away in 2019, each death reigniting the debate about the safety of boxing.
“It becomes terribly troublesome to clarify away or justify the risks of boxing at a time like this,” DiBella aforementioned. “This isn’t a time wherever edicts or pronouncements are applicable, or the answers are readily available. It is, however, a time for a decision to action.
“While we do not have the answers, we tend to recognize several of the queries, have the means that to answer them and have the chance to retort responsibly and consequently and make boxing safer for all who participate.