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Patrick Day undergoes brain surgery, in coma after knockout on Usyk-Witherspoon undercard

The New York native fought Charles Conwell on Saturday night.

Oleksandr Usyk v Chazz Witherspoon Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

27-year-old junior middleweight fighter Patrick Day is in a medically-induced coma in Chicago following a scary knockout loss to Charles Conwell on last night’s Usyk-Witherspoon undercard.

The fight, which aired on DAZN, was part of the early preliminary undercard at Wintrust Arena. Day, a native of Freeport, New York, was hit with a series of shots in the 10th and final round of the bout, and was unconscious as soon as he hit the canvas. Medical personnel acted quickly, getting Day into a neck brace and oxygen mask and taking him out on a stretcher, here he suffered a seizure. Day was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency brain surgery. He remains in the ICU.

Day (17-4-1, 6 KO) turned pro in Jan. 2013 and became a regular at the small halls in New York. He began getting the calls for bigger cards in 2017, and that July defeated previously-unbeaten Eric Walker on the Figueroa-Guerrero PBC card at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. He put together a solid run of victories, leading to a shot on ESPN this year against Carlos Adames.

Day took some real punishment in that fight with Adames, which took place on June 28 in Temecula, California. He was hurt in the ninth round of that fight, and took some serious blows in the 10th and final frame, but never went down.

Day’s fight last night saw him booked as a step-up test for the 21-year-old Conwell, a Cleveland native and 2016 US Olympian.

All of us at Bad Left Hook send our best wishes to Patrick Day and his loved ones at this time.

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