Charles Conwell yesterday penned an emotional letter to his opponent Patrick Day who is currently in the fight for his life after the two met on Saturday night in Chicago.
Day was knocked out and is currently in ‘an extremely critical condition’ after suffering a serious brain injury.
“I never meant this to happen to you, all I wanted to do was win, If I could take it all back, I would. No-one deserves this to happen to them.”
Conwell followed it by saying that this would be the last time he would speak on the subject because it was a ‘sensitive topic’ for Day’s family and friends.
“I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you,” said Conwell.
“I can’t stop thinking about it myself. I prayed for you so many times and shed so many tears because I couldn’t even imagine how my family and friends would feel.
“I see you everywhere you go and all I hear is wonderful things about you.
“I thought about quitting boxing but I know that’s not what you would want.
“I know that you were a fighter at heart so I decided not to, and to fight and win a world title because that’s what you wanted and that’s what I want so I will use you as motivation every day and make sure I leave it all in the ring every time.”
“#ChampPatrickDay. With compassion. Charles Conwell.”
Day’s coach Joe Higgins replied: “Thank you for your kind words. Patrick was born across the street from me so our relationship is special.
“He would have wanted you to continue. I’m am rooting for you to reach your dream, the same one he had.
“I too am distraught because I feel responsible but do realise there is no fault. Stay strong and please don’t think we blame you.”