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Junior middleweight Patrick Day taken to hospital after knockout by Charles Conwell

Junior middleweight Patrick Day taken to hospital after knockout by Charles Conwell”

Boxer Patrick Day was taken to a hospital after getting viciously knocked out in the 10th round by Charles Conwell on Saturday night.

Conwell, a 2016 American Olympian, was dominating the fight dropping Day in the fourth and eighth rounds and then landing a right hand in the 10th which caused Day to stumble.

Day was in such bad shape that he was rushed out of the ring on a stretcher and suffered a seizure in the process.

It was unclear whether Day was placed into a medically induced coma to allow time for the brain to reduce swelling, according to ESPN.

Patrick Day is taken out of the ring after being knocked out in his Super-Welterweight bout against Charles Conwell at Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. It's now unclear whether he fell into the state naturally or was medically induced by doctors.

Large sections of the boxing community have expressed their sympathy for Day and his family as he continues to fight in hospital. I know he is a great person'. "In the meantime, we ask that the privacy of Patrick and his family be respected during this hard time", DiBella Ent. expressed in a statement.

"Please pray for Patrick Day", he wrote.

Eddie Hearn, the managing director of the promoter, Matchroom Sport, said after the bout that Day never gave up in the bout.

He is 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.

The fight was on the undercard of Russian Dmitry Bivol's World Boxing Association light-heavyweight world title defense against Lenin Castillo.



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