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Rising boxing star Patrick Day laid to rest after Freeport service

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

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2019, 12:11 PM

Updated 1,678 days ago

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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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