Boxer Patrick Day in coma after vicious knockout

CHICAGO ILLINOIS- OCTOBER 12 Patrick Day lands a punch on Charles Conwell in the third round of their Super Welterweight at Wintrust Arena

Junior middleweight Patrick Day taken to hospital after knockout by Charles Conwell

He landed significant blows in the 4th and 8th rounds that knocked him to the canvas, but two rights and a left hook in the 10th are what knocked Day out. Day required several minutes of medical attention in the ring, which caused the referee to call off the fight at 1 minute and 47 seconds into the round.

Photos from the match show Day being fitted with a neck brace and an oxygen mask before being taken out of the ring on a stretcher. It is not yet known if Day's coma occurred naturally or if he was placed into a medically induced coma by the doctors.

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The fighter is now understood to be in a coma but it is not yet clear if it was naturally occurring or medically induced.

Large sections of the boxing community have expressed their sympathy for Day and his family as he continues to fight in hospital.

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Matchday Boxing have not yet returned a request for comment. I know he is a great person'. Get home safe!,' prompting other high-profile figures in the boxing world to send their own well wishes to Day, including the likes of three-time heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis.

Manager Mike Altamura echoed DiBella's sentiments, tweeting: 'Everybody please say a prayer for Patrick Day.

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Day suffered his second consecutive defeat on Saturday, following his 10th round loss on June 28 to emerging junior middleweight contender Carlos Adames. He has 17 wins and four losses and one draw in his pro career which began in 2013. In 2012, he was the New York Daily News Golden Glove Champion, USA Boxing welterweight national champion, and victor of the Sugar Ray Robinson Outstanding Athlete award, according to ESPN.

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