Patrick Day (17-4-1, 6KOs) was born on August 9, 1992 in Freeport, New York. Day was known by all around Freeport PAL where he trained and was a fixture in the boxing community in New York City. He even became known by many in Japan as he traveled there to spar/train with middleweight boxer Ryota Murata (15-2, 12KOs).
Day’s career began at an early age and he made himself known as an up and coming amateur. Day won two nationals titles, the New York Golden Gloves tournament and was an Olympic team alternate, all in 2012. Along with fighting he was able to obtain a degree in food and nutrition from Nassau Community College. Eventually he added a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Kaplan University. Boxing was a passion for Day and was not something he had to do.
Day officially bonded with the sweet science in 2013 when Day turned pro. Despite some early struggles he was eventually became ranked as a top 10 junior middleweight for the IBF and the WBC. After suffering a first round TKO in 2015, Day was able to win six straight fights. He captured the WBC Continental Americas Championship in 2017 and the IBF Intercontinental Championship in 2019. He didn’t lose again until June of this year when he was on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Carlos Adames (18-0, 4KOs).
Day was hungry to avenge his loss, so he decided to take on Charles Conwell (11-0, 8KOs) on October 12th for the USBA Super Welterweight Title. After a brutal fight where Day was knocked down twice, he was knocked down a third time in tenth round. He landed quite hard as he was dropped for what would be the final time of the fight. The referee immediately stopped the fight and medical staff entered the ring to begin administering medical treatment to an unconscious Day. He suffered multiple seizures and was rushed to a local hospital, where surgery was performed to help with brain swelling.
Patrick Day fought for his life until the very end, just as he did in the ring. After four days in a coma, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away today, October 16, 2019. He was just 27 years old.
The Eightcount.tv Team would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Patrick Day. We pray that each and everyone finds peace and comfort amidst such an unexpectedly tragic situation.