Boxer Patrick Day finally died at the age of 27, after a fight with Charles Conwell in Chicago, Saturday (12/10). Day was rushed to hospital after being knocked out by Charles Conwell in round 10 in the additional battle of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.
He was treated by a doctor in the ring and transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was in a very critical condition and on Wednesday finally closed his eyes forever.
Boxing promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement: “He is surrounded by his family, close friends and members of the boxing team, including his mentor, friend, and coach Joe Higgins. On behalf of Patrick’s family, the team, and his closest people, we thank you for the prayers, expressions of support and an outpouring of love for Pat that has been so clear since the injury.”
Patrick Day comes from a good family, he is intelligent, educated, have good values and has other avenues available for him to make a living. He chose to box, knowing the inherent risk every warrior faces when he walks into the boxing ring. The world of boxing is what Pat likes to do.
“It is very difficult to explain or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this. This is not a time when a fatwa or statement is appropriate, or the answer already exists.
“However, this is a time for a call to action. Although we don’t have answers, we certainly know a lot of questions, have a place to answer them and have the opportunity to respond responsibly and appropriately and make boxing safer for all who participate. This is the way we can respect the legacy of Pat’s Day. ”
This is the fourth death of a boxer after a fight that occurred throughout 2019. Earlier, Russian boxers Maxim Dadashev and Hugo Alfredo Santillan from Argentina both lost their lives in July and Bulgarian boxer Boris Stanchov died after the fight in September.