Super welterweight Patrick Day has passed away four days after being knocked out in the 10th round against Charles Conwell on Oct. 12.
FanSided is sad to pass along the report that boxer Patrick Day has died four days after sustaining a traumatic brain injury after a 10th round KO loss to Charles Conwell on Saturday, Oct. 12.
News of Day’s death was shared in a press release on Oct. 16 by his promotional company DiBella Entertainment. Day was only 27 years old at the time of his death.
According to Dibella, “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.”
During Day’s six-year professional boxing career, he established a record of 17-4-1, with 6 KOs. Day was a highly decorated amateur boxer who won two national titles and was a 2012 Olympic Team alternate.
Outside of the ring, Day was a college graduate from Kaplan University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. Everyone that knew Day speaks highly of his character and humanity. He was one of the true good guys in the sport of boxing.
Hearing Day speak during the final press conference before his bout on Oct. 10, he was optimistic about his upcoming match against Charles Conwell. He spoke with poise and charisma, and his kindness and sincerity permeated with his every word.
On the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon, Day fought undefeated super welterweight Conwell (11-0, 8 KOs). During the bout, Day was knocked down twice before he was knocked out in the 10th round.
Conwell caught Day with a left hook on the chin that knocked Day out. Day’s head hit the canvas with an extreme amount of force, and he never regained consciousness. Medical staff at the Wintrust Arena immediately came to Day’s aide and took him to an ambulance on a stretcher.
During DAZN’s fight broadcast, it was reported that Day was suffering seizures in the ambulance. Matchroom officials later told the media that Day was undergoing emergency brain surgery. After surgery, it was reported that Day slipped into a coma and never awoke.
Day’s death marks the fourth time in 2019 that a boxer has died from injuries sustained in the ring.
Day’s opponent Conwell, posted a message on social media expressing his grief over Day’s condition.
“I never meant for this to happen to you,” said Conwell. “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.”
FanSided sends its deepest condolences to Day’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace, Patrick Day.