Boxer Patrick Day transported to hospital after vicious KO

Tanya Simon
October 15, 2019

The 27-year-old's head bounced hard against the ground as he fell down at the one minute, 46 second mark, prompting referee Celestino Ruiz to waive off the fight and summon medics into the ring at the Wintrust Arena.

The severity of the knockout quickly became apparent as he received medical attention in the ring before being rushed to hospital where it was later announced he had undergone brain surgery. Day remained unconscious as he was taken to an ambulance and then suffered a seizure before arriving at the hospital's emergency room for treatment, according to sources. It is not yet known if Day's coma occurred naturally or if he was placed into a medically induced coma by the doctors.

Matchday Boxing have not yet returned a request for comment.

He later tweeted, 'Please pray for pat!

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Conwell said after the fight: "I give my blessings and concerns to him and his team". I hope he is OK.

Patrick Day has fallen into a coma and is in an "extremely critical condition" with "a traumatic brain injury", says his promoter Lou DiBella.

Bad Left Hook once again sends our best wishes to Patrick Day and his loved ones at this time. "Please keep Pat in your prayers".

British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wrote on social media: "Deepest prayers with Patrick right now". He was a 2012 Golden Gloves champion, the 2012 USA Boxing welterweight national champion, and also won the Sugar Ray Robinson Outstanding Athlete award in 2012 while also being an Olympic alternate. His current record is 17-4-1, 6 KOs, ESPN reported. He had a six-fight winning streak snapped in June when he lost to Carlos Adames for the NABF super welterweight and WBO NABO super welterweight titles.

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