American boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his match against Charles Conwell.
Day, 27, had undergone emergency surgery after being knocked out by Conwell on Saturday at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena.
Boxing twitter, where folk sending thoughts and prayers to Patrick Day have spent the previous week encouraging a mentally unstable journeyman with no defence, coming off the back of an absolute battering, to get in the ring with one of the best young heavyweights in the world.
— Jazz Paul (@jazzpaul1982) October 17, 2019
Dibella said it is “very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this.”