The boxer died of injuries in Chicago
"Patrick Day died today, October 16, 2019, from a traumatic brain injury he suffered during the fight last Saturday, October 12, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL:" His promoter Lou DiBella wrote in a statement released on Wednesday.
"I never wanted it to happen to you. I just wanted to win. If I could undo it all, I would certainly do it, nobody deserves it, "Conwell wrote. "I am still experiencing this fight in my mind, I am still wondering what would have happened if it had never happened and why it happened to you."
The fight for the welterweight title ended in a knockout in the 10th round, in which 21-year-old Conwell knocked down his 27-year-old opponent to the ground. According to reports, Day had several seizures on his way to the hospital, where he was transported unconscious and had to breathe through a tube.
"I can't stop thinking about it and I prayed for you so many times, I shed many tears, I can't even imagine how my family and friends would feel," wrote Conwell. "I see you wherever I go and all I hear are wonderful things about you."
"I was thinking about giving up boxing, but I know you wouldn't want to. I know you were a fighter, so I decided to fight and win the world title because that's what you wanted and I want it too. I will use you as a motivation every day and make sure I always leave it all in the ring, "he wrote.
A native of New York, Day graduated from Nassau Community College, was also the winner of Golden Gloves in 2012 and qualified as a spare player for the Olympic team.
Adams understands what Conwell is going through now. In one of his last fights he faced Luis Villa0lta, whom he defeated by knockout in 2003. Villalta died in the ring in 2004 from injuries to which Adams felt he could contribute.
"Patrick Day did not have to box," he wrote in a DiBell statement. & nbsp; "He came from a good family, was smart, educated, had good values and other opportunities to earn a living. He decided to go boxing, knowing the inherent risk he poses to every player when he goes out into the boxing ring. "
"I read what he wrote and tears came to my eyes," says the promoter. "It was an incredibly human, honest and true answer of a boy who is only 21 years old."