Boxing News At Five | Oct 14 2019

Boxing News at Five: Day is in an “extremely critical condition” after loss, Ruiz will be “lighter, faster and more powerful” for Joshua rematch

The boxing world rally around fallen warrior Patrick Day, and Andy Ruiz Jnr says Anthony Joshua will face an improved version of him in December
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz
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UNFORTUNATELY, whenever people lose sight of boxing’s inherent dangers or take it lightly or view it only as entertainment, the sport has a tendency to offer a reminder.

On Saturday (October 12) in Chicago, brave New Yorker Patrick Day was stopped in the 10th and final round of a fight against Charles Conwell and was left with a “traumatic brain injury”. Day, just 27 years old, was removed from the ring on a stretcher and operated on at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has yet to regain consciousness and is described as being in an “extremely critical condition”.

Conwell, his devastated opponent, tweeted his support to Day, writing: “My thoughts and deepest prayers are with Patrick Day and his family right now. His family will provide further information at the appropriate time. Please keep Pat in your prayers.”