'No one deserves this': Boxer Conwell writes letter to opponent he put in coma

16 October 2019 05:02
Charles Conwell says he will use Patrick Day as ‘motivation’ Conwell, 21, competed for United States at Rio OlympicsJunior middleweight prospect Charles Conwell has broken his silence after Saturday’s brutal knockout win over Patrick Day, which left his opponent comatose and in critical condition.Conwell, an up-and-coming professional who competed for the United States at the Rio Olympics, stopped Day in the final frame of a scheduled 10-round bout on the undercard of Saturday night’s Oleksandr Usyk-Chazz Witherspoon show in Chicago, after which the New Yorker failed to regain consciousness. The 27-year-old Day underwent emergency brain surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he remains in a coma. Day’s trainer, Joe Higgins, told Newsday the fighter’s condition is “extremely grave”. Related: Two deaths a chilling reminder of the perils that lurk in the ring | Bryan Armen Graham Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian