Patrick Day Bio
Patrick Day was born in 1991/1992 in Freeport, New York. He was an American professional boxer, who died after being knocked out in the ring by opponent Charles Conwell. He was remembered as a smart and well-educated 27 years old who was one of Long Island’s most excellent fighters.
Patrick Day’s Age
He has died at the age of 27 y
Patrick Day’s Education
He earned an associate’s degree in nutrition from Nassau Community College and a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Kaplan University.
Patrick Day’s Career
Before establishing himself as a world-class professional fighter, He was a highly decorated amateur. He won two Nationals titles, the New York Golden Gloves tournament, and was an Olympic Team alternate, all in 2012.
Day turned pro in 2013 and overcame early career struggles to become a world-rated super welterweight contender.
He captured the WBC Continental Americas championship in 2017 and the IBF Intercontinental championship in 2019. In June 2019, he was rated in the top-10 by both the WBC and IBF.
Patrick recognized as one of Long Island’s most excellent professional fighters for years. He was a fixture in the boxing community throughout New York City.
He was even known in Japan, which he visited to spar with his friend and colleague, world champion Ryota Murata. Patrick wrote on Facebook in November 2018, when there was a cloud of doubt surrounding my boxing career I rose above it and had one of the most fabulous nights of my life in the boxing ring.
I didn’t only prove to the public that I was still in the game, but I showed it to myself. I proved to myself that I had the world-class ability and still belonged in this sport. Beat a top 10 world-ranked fighter and looked great doing it.
I am forever grateful for this moment in my life. 11/26/16 is a day I will always remember — rebirth of Pat Day. My career still lives. Onward and upward.
Patrick Day Fight With Charles Conwell
Patrick was knocked down by right hands in the fourth and eighth rounds by unbeaten Charles Conwell, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, during the scheduled 10-round fight on the Oleksandr Usyk-Chazz Witherspoon undercard at Wintrust Arena.
Although Conwell was winning the fight, Day was competitive in many of the rounds. However, in the 10th round, Conwell landed two rights and a left hook that knocked out Day. When Day went down, the back of his head slammed onto the canvas, and referee Celestino Ruiz immediately stopped the bout without a count at 1 minute, 46 seconds.
He was immediately surrounded by medical personnel and within minutes was taken out of the ring on a stretcher and to an ambulance.
He never regained consciousness. At one point, he had a seizure and then lapsed into a coma before undergoing emergency brain surgery.
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This is my last time speaking on the situation because of this being a sensitive topic not only for his family and friends but for myself and the sport of boxing. Dear Patrick Day, I never meant for this to happen to you. 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 tears because I couldn’t even imagine how my family and friends would feel. I see you everywhere I go and all I hear is wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know that’s 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 thats what I want so I’ll use you as motivation every day and make sure I always leave it all in the ring every time. #ChampPatrickDay With Compassion, Charles Conwell
Death and Cause
Patrick Day passed away on October 16, 2019, succumbing to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in his fight this past Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL.
Patrick Day drew admirers for his values as well as his fighting style. The cause of death was a traumatic brain injury.
He was surrounded by his family, close friends, and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend, and trainer Joe Higgins.