|Born||August 9, 1992|
Freeport, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 16, 2019 (aged 27)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Wins by KO||6|
Early life and education
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. 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.
Day started boxing in 2006 under the guidance of former firefighter and boxing trainer Joe Higgins. In 2012, he won the New York Golden Gloves tournament. 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.
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. Day won 17 of his 22 professional fights, with four defeats and one draw.
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". Conwell posted an open letter online that expressed his sorrow and regret.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|22 fights||17 wins||4 losses|
|22||Loss||17–4–1||Charles Conwell||KO||10 (10)||Oct 12, 2019||Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA||For the USBA super welterweight title|
|21||Loss||17–3–1||Carlos Adames||UD||10||Jun 28, 2019||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA||For the NABF and WBO-NABO super welterweight titles|
|20||Win||17–2–1||Ismail Iliev||UD||10||Feb 2, 2019||The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA||Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|19||Win||16–2–1||Elvin Kyala||UD||10||Oct 27, 2018||Hulu Theater, New York, New York, USA||Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|18||Win||15–2–1||Kyrone Davis||UD||10||Mar 3, 2018||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA||Retained the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|17||Win||14–2–1||Eric Walker||UD||10||Jul 15, 2017||Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA||Won the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|16||Win||13–2–1||Virgilijus Stapulionis||UD||10||Nov 26, 2016||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA|
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