People are expressing extreme concern for boxer Patrick Day, who was left in a coma after being knocked out by his opponent Charles Conwell on Saturday in Chicago.
The super-welterweight bout was stopped at 1 minute and 46 seconds into the 10th round, after Conwell landed a huge left hook that made Day fall and hit his head on the canvas. ESPN said that Conwell controlled the fight from the very beginning and knocked Day to the canvas in the fourth and eighth rounds as well.
“My thoughts and deepest prayers are with Patrick Day and his family right now,” tweeted Conwell. “His family will provide further information at the appropriate time. Please keep Pat in your prayers.”
Day, who’s from Freeport, New York, was the New York Daily News Golden Gloves champion in 2012 and the USA Boxing welterweight national champion. His current records stands at 17 wins, four loses and one draw, with six knockouts.
His last Instagram post was on Friday, Oct. 11, where he promoted the Conwell fight next to a photo of himself. And people left a lot of concerned messages underneath.
“You are in my thoughts daily,” one of his followers wrote. “Looking forward to your recovery.”
“I can’t stop thinking about you. Please pull through,” another person commented.