Boxer Patrick Day’s management team said he has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in “extremely critical condition” after a 10th-round knockout Saturday night in his USBA super welterweight title fight against undefeated Charles Conwell in Chicago.
In a statement, Day’s management team said Day, 27, from Freeport, New York, is in a coma at Northwestern Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.
“He’s fighting for his life,” his trainer, Joe Higgins, told Newsday.
Conwell, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, has been on social media, expressing concern for his opponent.
“My thoughts and deepest prayers are with Patrick Day and his family right now,” Conwell said. “His family will provide further information at the appropriate time.”
According to news reports of the fight, Day went down twice in the fourth and eighth rounds before being knocked unconscious by a left hook in the 10th. ESPN reported that Day suffered a seizure on the way to the hospital.
Day is 17-4-1 as a pro.