Patrick Day dies after knock-out, brain injury


American boxer Patrick Day has died.

Patrick died on Wednesday; days after sustaining a critical brain injury during his USBA Super-Welterweight fight on with Charles Conwell.

He was rushed to hospital on Saturday after he was knocked out by Conwell in the 10th round on the under-card of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight with Chazz Witherspoon.

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Day’s promoter, Lou DiBella, released a statement announcing the death of the 27 year-old, paying tribute to the fighter who won two Nationals at amateur level before a professional career of 17-4-1 with six knockouts.

Patrick Day is the fourth boxer to die due to a boxing fight in the past three months following Russian Maxim Dadashev, Argentine Hugo Santillan and Bulgarian Boris Stanchov.



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