Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday of brain injuries sustained during a brutal knockout loss on Saturday, his team said. The day was only 27.
The day (17-4-1) was demolished 3 times – once in the 4th, again in the 8th and finally in the 10th – by 21-year-old rising star Charles Conwell during Saturday's Wintrust Arena match in Chicago.
The final knockdown was particularly brutal – Day's head bounced off the canvas and the reflector immediately stopped the battle.
Nursing staff rushed to the ring, Day was removed from the ring in a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance, which transported him to a nearby hospital.
Dan suffered a seizure after a fight and then became comatose. She later underwent emergency brain surgery.
Day struggled for days but eventually succumbed to the "traumatic brain injury" he suffered during the duel and was pronounced dead on Wednesday. He was surrounded by close friends, family and members of his boxing team.
Day promoter, Lou DiBella issued a statement praising the fighter as a champion inside and outside the ring.
"He was the son, brother, and good friend of many. Pat's kindness, positivity, and generosity made a lasting impression on everyone who met.
" Patrick Day did not have to box. He came from a good family, was smart, educated, had good values, and had other ways to make a living. "
" He chose to box, knowing the inherent risks that every fighter faces when he or she enters a boxing ring. Boxing was what Pat liked to do. That was how he inspired people and that made him feel alive. "
" Many people live much longer than Patrick's 27 years, wondering if they have made a difference or a positive impact on their world. This was not the case for Patrick Day when he left us. Rest in peace and peace, Pat, with the angels. "