Charles Conwell has been going through it following the news that Patrick Day was placed in extremely critical condition following his knockout loss at his hands. Conwell, 21, has since been grieving over the guilt over seriously injuring Day, and has recently taken to social media to speak on boxing’s latest tragedy.
“I never meant for this to happen to you,” Conwell posted on Twitter. “All I ever wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back I would. No one deserves for this to happen to them. I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you. I can’t stop thinking about it myself. I prayed for you so many times and shedded so many years because I could even imagine how my family and friends would feel.
“I see you everwhere I go and all I hear is wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know that not what you would want. I know that you were a fighter at heart so I decided not to but to fight and win a world title because that’s what you wanted and that’s what I want so I’ll use you as motivation everyday and make sure I always leave it all in the ring every time.”
Though Conwell didn’t do anything outside of the norm to cause Day’s injuries, it’s not hard to empathize with his guilt over the situation. Boxing has proven time and time again that it’s a not a game, and that any fight can have dire consequences for its participants. We just wish the best for Day’s recovery and for Conwell to find some peace of mind.