In the wake of Patrick Day’s death on Wednesday, Brain injury charity Headway has renewed its calls for the sport to be banned.

Day, 27, did not recover after undergoing emergency brain surgery over the weekend after losing by 10th-round knockout to fellow American Charles Conwell in Chicago.

Chief executive Peter McCabe said on the organisation’s website: “It is heartbreaking to hear of yet another tragic loss of life as a result of boxing.

“Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. It is another in a long line of avoidable boxing tragedies where lives have been lost or irreparably damaged as a result of brain injury.

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“Every time a boxer gets into the ring, there is a significant risk that they may lose their life or sustain a devastating, life-changing brain injury.

“Quite rightly, the focus at this time should be on supporting Patrick’s family and help them come to terms with this terrible incident.

“But the question remains: how many more lives have to be needlessly damaged or lost before this senseless sport is banned?”

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Day is the fourth boxer in recent months to die as a result of sustaining in-ring injuries, following Russia’s Maxim Dadashev, Argentina’s Hugo Santillan and Bulgaria’s Boris Stanchov.