The sports world is reeling after the death of boxer Patrick Day, who died on Wednesday due to brain trauma he suffered in a fight on Saturday.
Day sustained head injuries in his fight with Charles Conwell in Chicago, and was knocked unconscious almost instantly after Conwell delivered a knockout blow in the 10th round. Medical staff treated Day in the ring before transporting him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He reportedly suffered a seizure before arriving at the hospital, and then fell into a coma.
Day was removed from life support on Wednesday, and died later that afternoon. He was 27.
Plenty in the sports world took to social media Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the fallen boxer.
Rest In Peace Patrick Day... Fighters put their lives on the line for the love of the sport. Prayers to the family 🙏🏽— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 16, 2019
All sports & boxing fans, please read the words below from Lou DiBella and DiBella Entertainment that tell us about this wonderful young man..everyone in the boxing community is crushed.— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) October 16, 2019
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Devastated to hear the news of the passing of Patrick Day.I met him for the first time last Thursday,what a charming young man with a dream and a smile that lit up the room.Our deepest prayers are with his family, his trainer Joe Higgins,Charles Conwell and promoter Lou DiBella🙏— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 16, 2019
Today,we have lost a brave, kind and wonderful friend!— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) October 16, 2019
We join the family of Patrick in these sad moments, eased with the balm of wonderful everlasting memories.
Rest in peace, champ ! pic.twitter.com/JU74i3e9Ok
Rest In Peace, Patrick Day.— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) October 16, 2019
The Top Rank family joins the boxing community in mourning, and sends its condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/XwbS42thvq
The PBC family mourns the loss of Patrick Day, who passed away today.— PBC (@premierboxing) October 16, 2019
We send our deepest condolences to the Day family and his friends. pic.twitter.com/PgNzphLYXQ
Damn man, Rest easy Patrick Day. Prayers to your friends and family— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) October 16, 2019
The WBO family is heartbroken with the news of the passing of Patrick Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/DvPN2gHWiX— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) October 16, 2019
Gutted to hear about Patrick Day! Another young man loses his life in a boxing ring. Thought & Prayers with his family at this tragic time. RIP Patrick ❤️— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) October 16, 2019
Another sad day for the boxing world. Our sincere condolences to the family of Patrick Day 🙏 pic.twitter.com/AlaaTKhuPe— MayweatherPromotions (@MayweatherPromo) October 16, 2019
RIP a true fighter - Patrick Day.....— Adam Smith (@SkyAdamSmith) October 16, 2019
All our thoughts are with Pat’s family, friends and everyone connected. Devastating news for all in the tight-knit boxing world 🥊
Horrific to hear the passing of a friend, I’ve had the chance to train with and meet such a great person, Patrick Day. Horrible... may he Rest In Peace :(.— David Lemieux (@lemieuxboxing) October 16, 2019
R.I.P. to Patrick Day. 27 years old, he had his whole life ahead of him. Rest easy Champ 🖤✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/KW4eEdLeor— Ashley Theophane (@AshleyTheophane) October 16, 2019
So sad to hear the tragic news that boxer Patrick Day has passed away RIP. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Patrick’s family and his coaches, manager and promoter @loudibella #sympaties #prayers— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) October 16, 2019
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