Boxer Patrick Day Tragically Passes Away From Injuries
Tragic news in the combat sports community, as American boxer Patrick Day has passed away. This comes as a result of injuries he sustained in the ring.
It was announced that, following his knockout loss to Charles Conwell on Saturday night, Day was transported to the hospital. He had sustained severe brain trauma in the bout, and suffered seizures on his way to the hospital. As a result, emergency brain surgery was performed, and Day was in a coma after that.
Now, just four days after the fight, Patrick Day has passed away from the injuries sustained in the fight. This news was confirmed in a lengthy statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella. He was just 27 years old at the time of his passing.
“Patrick Day passed away today, October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins. On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest 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.”
Even DAZN issued heartfelt condolences on Day’s passing:
DAZN is incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of Patrick Day. Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) October 16, 2019
Even Day’s opponent Conwell penned emotinal letter on Day’s coma:
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This is my last time speaking on the situation because of this being a sensitive topic not only for his family and friends but for myself and the sport of boxing. Dear Patrick Day, I never meant for this to happen to you. All I ever wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back I would no one deserves for this to happen to them. I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you. I can’t stop thinking about it myself I prayed for you so many times and shedded so many tears because I couldn’t even imagine how my family and friends would feel. I see you everywhere I go and all I hear is wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know that’s not what you would want I know that you were a fighter at heart so I decided not to but to fight and win a world title because that’s what you wanted and thats what I want so I’ll use you as motivation every day and make sure I always leave it all in the ring every time. #ChampPatrickDay With Compassion, Charles Conwell
Patrick Day had a professional record of 17-4-1, with six knockouts. This loss was his second in a row, but he was on a six fight winning streak before that. This is a tragic loss, as he was a young and aspiring athlete, with his whole life in front of him.
MiddleEasy offers our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Patrick Day. He will surely be missed.