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October 17, 2019

Patrick Day: Boxer Dead at 27 from Brain Injury after Knockout Defeat to Charles Conwell

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Patrick Day's management confirmed the 27-year-old boxer's death after obtaining major brain injuries after a knock out loss against Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago. 

At 27-years-old, boxer Patrick Day succumbed to a traumatic brain injury that he obtained during his fight with Charles Conwell. The boxer was left unconscious and had to be lifted out of the ring that night. 

His death came four days after the fight, which left him in a coma "fighting for his life" at the hospital. However, his injuries were too major and it cost him his life. 

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Bidding Goodbye to a Champion

According to his management, DiBella Entertainment, the boxer was surrounded by all his closest family and friends when he passed away. 

"He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins. 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."

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Remembering Patrick Day's Accomplishments

They went on to note all of his achievements, as he won two Nationals titles, the New York Golden Gloves tournament, and was an Olympic Team alternate all in 2012.

He turned pro in 2013 and became a world-rated super welterweight contender. He got the WBC Continental Americas championship in 2017 and the IBF Intercontinental championship in 2019. By June of the same year, he was rated in the top-10 by WBC and IBF. 

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Choosing to Be a Boxer

According to DiBella, Patrick didn't need to box, as he graduated with an associate's degree in Food and Nutrition from Nassau Community College, before getting a bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness from Kaplan University. 

However, he was passionate about boxing and it was what he enjoyed doing. That is why he continued to pursue it, as it made him feel alive. 

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Fighting for Safer Boxing Conditions

With all the dangers of boxing, Day took that risk despite it ultimately taking his life. Now, more than the tragedy that struck them, Patrick's family and friends want to remember him through the legacy he left behind and nothing else. 

"While we don't have the answers, we certainly know many of the questions, have the means to answer them, and have the opportunity to respond responsibly and accordingly and make boxing safer for all who participate. This is a way we can honor the legacy of Pat Day. Many people live much longer than Patrick's 27 years, wondering if they made a difference or positively affected their world. This was not the case for Patrick Day when he left us. Rest in peace and power, Pat, with the angels."

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Rest in Peace, Patrick Day. 

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