The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday's light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Day is boxing's fourth recorded death in 2019 that has come as a direct consequence of injuries sustained in the ring. Share This Story. In September, 21-year-old Bulgarian Boris Stanchov died … He was 27. "Boxing is certainly an easy and obvious target, and of course the criticism is understandable, if not completely fair," a WBF spokesman told CNN Sport in response to those calls. Updated 1709 GMT (0109 HKT) October 17, 2019. Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a traumatic brain injury Saturday night during a bout in Chicago. Day was born on Aug. 9, 1992, and grew up in Freeport, N.Y., according to his profile on DiBella’s website. There was a steep decline in the number of fatalities following the death of South Korean lightweight Duk-koo Kim, who died in 1983 four days after being knocked out by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in Las Vegas. I too am distraught because I feel responsible but do realize there is no fault. Boxer Patrick Day died Tuesday, four days after being knocked out in a boxing match in Chicago. Day is taken out of the ring after being knocked out by Conwell. ", The Russian embassy in the U.S. said in a statement on Facebook it is "ready to provide any necessary assistance for (Dadashev's) repatriation to Russia.". I am sure it would just go underground, and probably without any safety measures. Intercontinental Championship in 2019, his biography said. "This fatality rate is lower than or similar to the rates of other high-risk sports, such as college football, motorcycle racing, scuba diving, mountaineering, hang gliding, sky diving, and horse racing," said the AMA report. If I could take it all back I would — no one deserves for this to happen to them. Patrick Day, Boxer, Dies After Suffering Brain Injury in the Ring The 27-year-old Long Island native had been in a coma after he was knocked out by Charles Conwell, a 2016 Olympian. Head injuries occur in other sports like NFL, soccer, rugby, cycling, but what makes boxing so different is that boxers are aiming to knock out their opponents. God Bless your Team and we will keep you in our prayers as well. In a statement, promotor Top Rank called Dadashev "a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes.". Four days after being knocked unconscious in a super welterweight title fight, Patrick Day, a former New York Golden Gloves champion and Long Island native, died on Wednesday. He would have wanted you to continue. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Day, 27, had been in a coma since Saturday night, when he fell to the canvas and hit his head after his opponent, Charles Conwell, a 2016 Olympian, landed several blows in the 10th and final round of their U.S.B.A. Dadashev was hospitalized at UM Prince George's Hospital Center shortly after the fight, which was stopped by his corner following the 11th round after Dadashev took numerous shots to the head. In September, 21-year-old Bulgarian Boris Stanchov died while fighting under his cousin's license in Albania. In July, two boxers died just days between each other. In reply to the letter, Day's coach, Joseph Higgins, replied: "I just wanted you to know that we do understand what you must be going thru as well. I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you.”, Conwell continued, “I thought about quitting boxing but I know that’s not what you would want.”. As devastated as we are, we realize you are equally devastated. Day was Higgins’s star pupil in the Freeport P.A.L., or Police Athletic League. As well as those four fatalities, five other boxers were rushed to hospital as a result of injuries suffered in the ring and had to undergo surgery to remove blood clots in their brains, a. The Russian Boxing Federation's secretary general, Umar Kremlev, said the federation would investigate whether anyone was at fault for Dadashev's death. Russian Maxim Dadashev, 28, died on July 23, four days after his light welterweight fight in Maryland and Hugo Alfredo Santillán, a 23-year-old Argentine, died on July 25, five days after collapsing at the end of a lightweight fight in Buenos Aires. "I believe that some human factors intervened, that there was some kind of violation.". In July, Maxim Dadashev, a 28-year-old Russian, died four days after a light welterweight fight in Maryland. You can play football without regulators and it would not make much difference, but boxing without regulators and supervision is a bad idea. He is one of at least four fighters to die from injuries suffered in the ring in 2019 alone.
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