American boxer Patrick Day is in an "extremely critical" state and fights for his life after falling into a coma this Sunday after receiving a brutal knockout on Saturday by fellow countryman Charles Conwell in Chicago.
Day, 27, suffered a "traumatic injury" and underwent emergency brain surgery on Saturday night after being knocked out in a super welterweight bout at Winstrust Arena.
This Tuesday, the winner of the fight published a letter to tell his feelings about what happened. “If I could go back, I would do everything to keep this from happening. I repeat the fight over and over in my head and think what would happen if this had never happened and why it happened to you. I can't stop thinking about that. I prayed many times and shed many tears. ”RELATED
Conwell had already tweeted the same Saturday when he heard the news that his rival was in the hospital and had asked them to pray for him so he can recover.
This is the last time I talk about the situation because it is a sensitive issue, not only for your family and friends, but also for me and for the sport of boxing …
Dear Patrick Day, I never wanted this to happen to you. What I always wanted was to win. If I could go back, I would do everything to keep this from happening. I repeat the fight over and over in my head and think what would happen if this had never happened and why it happened to you. I can't stop thinking about that. I prayed many times and shed many tears because I couldn't imagine how my family and friends would feel …
I see you everywhere and all I hear are wonderful things about you. I thought about quitting boxing but I know you wouldn't want that. I know you are a heart wrestler, so I decided not only to fight but to win the title because that is what you wanted and that is what I want. I will take you as a motivation for me every day and always leave everything in the ring.