#Cousins please join us in sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of middle weight boxer #PatrickDay.
According to #USAToday ; Day, 27 was pronounced dead on Wednesday after suffering from an intense brain injury. Day was initially rushed to the hospital Saturday night after a 10 round match where he was knocked out by #CharlesConwell as part of a USBA super welterweight title fight.
Sources have confirmed that Day was rushed immediately to Northwestern memorial hospital where he underwent mandatory surgery. Unfortunately day suffered from a seizure on his was to the hospital resulting in a coma where he never awakened again.
Day’s promoter Lou DiBella came forward Wednesday afternoon to state, “Patrick Day didn’t need to box. He came from a good family, he was smart, educated, had good values and had other avenues available to him to earn a living. He chose to box, knowing the inherent risks that every fighter faces when he or she walks into a boxing ring. Boxing is what Pat loved to do. It’s how he inspired people and it was something that made him feel alive.” He confirmed that Day was surrounded by his family and loved ones.
It has been indicated that Day went down in the fourth and eighth round; he was then knocked unconscious in the 10th and final round after being hit with a left hook.
Conwell took to social media on Saturday to express his sadness and regret of the circumstances before Day’s death.
“I never meant for this to happen to you,” he wrote in an Instagram caption that took the form of a letter to Day. “All I ever wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back I would [sic] 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 [sic] so many tears because I couldn’t even imagine how my family and friends would feel.“