Young Puerto Rican Prichard Colon has undergone surgery following a bruising battle with Terrel Williams on Premier Boxing Champions this Saturday night, his brother Ricardo has confirmed to WBN.
The 23 year-old was fighting on the undercard of Lamont Peterson’s majority decision victory over Felix Diaz Jr when Colon was taken to Inova Fairfax hospital after being dropped twice when losing via a ninth round disqualification.
Colon’s corner mistakenly pulled his gloves off prior to the tenth round leaving the referee Joseph Cooper with no choice but to award Williams the win, which was coming on the scorecards anyway following an earlier two point deduction for a low blow.
The reverse means a first defeat in seventeen bouts for the promising welterweight, whilst Williams moved his own record to 15-0.
‘Digget’ experienced vomiting and dizziness in his dressing room after the Williams fight and was eventually diagnosed with a bleed on the brain that required immediate attention.
Several of his fellow professionals, including super welterweight Erislandy Lara, have already asked fans to pray for Colon who is now in a coma and fighting for his life.