Boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday of brain injuries sustained during a violent KO loss on Saturday, his team said. Day was only 27.
Day (17-4-1) was knocked down three times – once in the 4th, again in the 8th and finally in the 10th – by the 21-year-old rising star Charles Conwell during the fight on Saturday at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The final rainfall was particularly brutal – Day & # 39; s head bounced off the canvas and the referee immediately stopped the fight.
Medical staff plunged into the ring. Day was taken out of the ring on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance, which took him to a nearby hospital.
Day suffered a seizure after the fight and then fell into a coma. Later he underwent emergency brain surgery.
Day fought for days, but eventually succumbed to "the traumatic brain injury" he suffered during the fight and was pronounced dead on Wednesday. He was surrounded by close friends, relatives and members of his boxing team.
Day's promoter, Lou DiBella issued a statement in which he praised the fighter as champion in and out of the US.
"He was a son, a brother, and a good friend to many, and Pat's kindness, determination, and generosity of spirit left a lasting impression on all he met."
"Patrick Day did not have to box He came from a good family, was smart, educated, had good values and other opportunities to make a living."
"He chose boxing and knew the risks every fighter brings when he or she goes into a boxing ring, Pat liked to box, so he inspired people and made them feel alive. "
This was not Patrick's day Fall, when he left us, Pat, with the angels. "