Rising boxing star Patrick Day laid to rest after Freeport service

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Family and friends said their final goodbyes Saturday to a young boxer from Long Island.

Hundreds of mourners were at Word of Life Ministries on Merrick Road in Freeport to pay their respects to Patrick Day.

Day suffered a brain injury in a 10-round knockout during a championship bout in Chicago on October 12. He died after four days in a coma.

Chris Sailsman says he still can't believe one of his best friends from Freeport High School is gone.

“He was just a young man in his prime gone too soon,” he told News 12.

Day, a Freeport native, was a rising star in the boxing world. He was a former New York Golden Gloves champion and an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.

Many remembered him for setting a good example for children and for being a “gentle soul” outside of the ring.

Following the funeral service, Day was laid to rest in Uniondale.

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