News | Oct 19 2019

Reaction to the death of Patrick Day

Patrick Day is the fourth boxer in recent months to die as a result of sustaining in-ring injuries
Patrick Day
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AN emotional Eddie Hearn believes “there’s so much more we can do” to make boxing safer but reasoned there was no one to blame for the death of Patrick Day.

It was announced on Wednesday evening that 27-year-old Day had died, having undergone emergency brain surgery over the weekend after losing by 10th-round knockout to fellow American Charles Conwell in Chicago.

The light-middleweight bout was on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight debut on a bill promoted by Hearn, who was moved to tears when talking about Day on Thursday.

Patrick Day