Boxer Patrick Day died yesterday, four days after he was knocked out during his fight with Charles Conwell on Saturday night.
Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury, according to a statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment.
“He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins,” DiBella said in a statement. “On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury.”
On Tuesday his opponent Charles Conwell tweeted on Day’s profile “”All I wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back, I would,” Conwell wrote. “No one deserves 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.”
After Conwell knocked Day out in the 10th round, Day appeared to be down for several minutes as a medical team rushed in to assess his injuries.
He was taken out of the ring on a stretcher, and transported to Hospital.
Promotor DiBella said” Day didn’t need to box as he came from a good family, was educated and could have made a living in some other way.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.”