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Patrick Day dies aged 27 from injuries sustained in fight against Conwell

Baku, October 17, AZERTAC

Boxer Patrick Day has died after he sustained head injuries in a fight on Saturday night against fellow American Charles Conwell, according to The Guardian.

The 27-year-old was knocked out in the 10th round of his super-welterweight bout in Chicago and fell into a coma, with his promoter confirming Day’s death on Wednesday “surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team”.

Day was taken from the ring on a stretcher and underwent emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being knocked out in the final round of his fight on the undercard of Saturday night’s Oleksandr Usyk-Chazz Witherspoon show. The tragedy prompted Conwell to write an open letter to his fallen opponent which he posted Tuesday on Instagram.

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