Boxer Patrick Day is in a coma following brutal 10th round knock-out

Middleweight boxer Patrick Day is in a coma after undergoing emergency brain surgery following brutal 10th round knock-out in Chicago last night

  • Junior middleweight boxer Patrick Day was brutally knocked-out in his bout against Olympian Charles Conwell in Chicago on Saturday
  • Day’s head bounced hard against the ground as he fell down at the one minute, 46 second mark, prompting the 27-year-old’s corner team to rush into the ring
  • Day was still unconscious as he was carried from the ring on a stretcher. Reports say he suffered a seizure in the ambulance on the way to hospital
  • He had to be given an oxygen tube on arrival and was later reported to be in a coma following emergency brain surgery
  • It’s currently unclear whether he fell into the state naturally or was medically induced by the doctors 

Junior middleweight boxer Patrick Day is in a coma following emergency brain surgery last night after he suffered a brutal tenth-round knockout against Olympian Charles Conwell in Chicago.

Conwell, 21, who competed in the 2016 Olympics, commanded the fight, knocking Day down in the fourth and eighth rounds before landing two right hands and a devastating left hook to Day’s jaw in the 10th, knocking him out cold with his back flat on the canvass.

The 27-year-old’s head bounced hard against the ground as he fell down at the one minute, 46 second mark, prompting referee Celestino Ruiz to waive off the fight and summon medics into the ring at the Wintrust Arena.

Day was still unconscious as he was carried from the ring on a stretcher. Reports say he suffered a seizure in the ambulance on the way to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and needed a breathing tube once he arrived.

Conwell (left), 21, who competed in the 2016 Olympics, commanded the fight, knocking Day (right) down in the fourth and eighth rounds before landing two right hands and a devastating left hook to Day’s jaw in the 10th, knocking him out cold with his back flat on the canvass

The 27-year-old’s head bounced hard against the ground as he fell down at the one minute, 46 second mark, prompting referee Celestino Ruiz to waive off the fight and summon medics into the ring at the Wintrust Arena

ESPN reported that Day had to undergo emergency brain surgery and later went into a coma. It’s currently unclear whether he fell into the state naturally or was medically induced by doctors.

No details or updates regarding Day’s head injury have been offered by the fight’s promoter, Matchday Boxing, who didn’t issue a statement Saturday night other than to confirm Day had been taken to hospital.

Matchday Boxing have not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment. 

Following the fight, Conwell sent well wishes to his opponent, telling IFLTV: ‘I give my blessings and concerns to him and his team. I hope he is OK. I know he is a great person.’

He later tweeted, ‘Please pray for pat!!! Get home safe!,’ prompting other high-profile figures in the boxing world to send their own well wishes to Day, including the likes of three-time heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis.


Day was still unconscious as he was carried from the ring on a stretcher. Reports say he suffered a seizure in the ambulance on the way to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and needed a breathing tube once he arrived.

ESPN reported that Day had to undergo emergency brain surgery and later went into a coma. It’s currently unclear whether he fell into the state naturally or was medically induced by the doctors

No details or updates regarding Day’s head injury have been offered by the fight’s promoter, Matchday Boxing, who didn’t issue a statement Saturday night other than to confirm Day had been taken to hospital

Following the fight, Conwell sent well wishes to his opponent, telling IFLTV: ‘I give my blessings and concerns to him and his team. I hope he is OK. I know he is a great person’

American boxing promoter Louis John ‘Lou’ DiBella, Jr. tweeted: ‘Please pray for Patrick Day. Please. Such a good person.’

Manager Mike Altamura echoed DiBella’s sentiments, tweeting: ‘Everybody please say a prayer for Patrick Day. He’s one of the sweetest, most polite fighters I’ve ever encountered, and a genuinely wonderful person. This is heartbreaking.’

Matchroom’s director Eddie Hearn wrote on Twitter: ‘Deepest prayers with Patrick right now.’

Day was coming off a loss in June to Carlos Adames in New York. He has 17 wins and four losses and one draw in his pro career which began in 2013.

He first made his name in 2012, becoming the New York Daily News Golden Gloves champion, USA Boxing welterweight national champion, and the Sugar Ray Robinson Outstanding Athlete award recipient.

Day was fighting on the undercard of Russian Dmitry Bivol’s World Boxing Association light-heavyweight world title defense against Lenin Castillo.

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