Boxer Patrick Day Passes Away Aged 27 After Suffering Brain Injury

October 28, 2019

The founder, Lou DiBella, confirmed that boxer Patrick Day died at the age of 27 after a head injury in a Chicago game on Saturday.

Day was eliminated in the tenth round against Charles Conwell and subsequently underwent brain surgery.

Dibella said in a statement on the website: “Patrick Day died today, dying from the brain trauma he suffered during the battle at the Wintrust Stadium in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 12th.

“He is surrounded by family, close friends and boxing team members, including his mentor, friend and coach Joe Higgins.”

Day was eliminated twice in the game before, and then succumbed to the left hook again in the middle of the tenth round.

He received a few minutes of treatment on the canvas, then was taken off the ring by the stretcher and surgery was performed that night.

Earlier, Conwell wrote a sentimental letter on Instagram, praying for the recovery of Dai, and revealed that he was considering withdrawing from the sport.

Eddie Hearn, the British promoter, said in a tweet: “When she heard the news of the death of Patrick Day, she was degraded. How charming I was when I first saw him last Thursday. The young man lit up the room with a dream and a smile. Our deepest prayers were with the family, coach Joe Higgins, Charles Conwell and founder Lu Dibe Lou DiBella.”