Patrick Day

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Patrick Day
Statistics
Weight(s)
NationalityAmerican
BornAugust 9, 1992
Freeport, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 16, 2019 (aged 27)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins17
Wins by KO6
Losses4
Draws1

Patrick Day (August 9, 1992 – October 16, 2019)[1] was an American professional boxer. He died from brain trauma sustained in a knockout loss against Charles Conwell.

Early life and education[edit]

Day was born to Haitian immigrants in Freeport, New York, and was the youngest of four sons. His father was a doctor who used to box as a child, while his mother, Lyssa, was a translator at the United Nations.[2] During his professional boxing career, he earned an associate degree in nutrition from Nassau Community College, and a bachelor's degree in health and wellness from Kaplan University.[3]

Career[edit]

Day started boxing in 2006 under the guidance of former firefighter and boxing trainer Joe Higgins.[2] In 2012, he won the New York Golden Gloves tournament.[4] His amateur record was 75-5, including two national amateur championships. He was recognized as the number-one ranked boxer in the United States in the 152-pound amateur division, and served as a 2012 United States Olympic team alternate.[5]

Day rose to be a top-10 ranked junior middleweight for the IBF and the WBC. He also captured the regional WBC Continental Americas title and the IBF Intercontinental title at 154 pounds.[6] Day won 17 of his 22 professional fights, with four defeats and one draw.[7]

Death[edit]

Day suffered a traumatic brain injury during a knockout loss to Charles Conwell in a USBA super welterweight title bout on October 12, 2019, and died four days later.[8]

Boxing announcer Michael Buffer described Day as a "wonderful young man" and that "everyone in the boxing community is crushed", while WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said boxing had lost a "brave, kind and wonderful friend".[7] Conwell posted an open letter online that expressed his sorrow and regret.[7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
22 fights 17 wins 4 losses
By knockout 6 2
By decision 11 2
Draws 1

[9]

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Loss 17–4–1 United States Charles Conwell KO 10 (10) Oct 12, 2019 United States Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA For the USBA super welterweight title
21 Loss 17–3–1 Dominican Republic Carlos Adames UD 10 Jun 28, 2019 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA For the NABF and WBO-NABO super welterweight titles
20 Win 17–2–1 Russia Ismail Iliev UD 10 Feb 2, 2019 United States The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title
19 Win 16–2–1 United States Elvin Kyala UD 10 Oct 27, 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York, New York, USA Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title
18 Win 15–2–1 United States Kyrone Davis UD 10 Mar 3, 2018 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title
17 Win 14–2–1 United States Eric Walker UD 10 Jul 15, 2017 United States Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA Won the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title
16 Win 13–2–1 Lithuania Virgilijus Stapulionis UD 10 Nov 26, 2016 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vigdor, Neil (October 16, 2019). "Patrick Day, Boxer, Dies After Suffering Brain Injury in the Ring". The New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kriegel, Mark (October 16, 2019). "'Pat saved my life. And now I'm praying God saves his'". ESPN. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Donovan, Jake (October 16, 2019). "Patrick Day's Tragic Passing – A Time To Remember a Good Man". Boxing Scene. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Bieler, Des (October 13, 2019). "Patrick Day hospitalized in extremely critical condition after fight". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Wood, Douglas (October 16, 2019). "Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out". CNN. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Day, 27, dies of brain injuries from Sat. knockout". ESPN.com. October 16, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Patrick Day: Boxer dies in hospital four days after suffering brain injury in Charles Conwell fight". BBC Sport. October 16, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Boxer Patrick Day Dead at 27 From Brain Injuries After KO Loss to Charles Conwell". TMZ. October 16, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Patrick Day". BoxRec. Retrieved October 17, 2019.