Prichard Colon remains in a coma, test shows some hand movement

Phil Jay 19/10/2015

Stricken fighter Prichard Colon showed some signs of movement when assessed in hospital on Monday but is still in critical condition after his fight against Terrel Williams.

The 23 year-old was taken ill on Saturday night following his first career defeat against Williams and underwent emergency surgery for a bleed on the brain.

Colon’s condition has been a major cause for concern on Sunday, although his father gave an update that could be a small sign of encouragement moving forward.

“According to Richard Col√≥n, father and coach of Prichard, today neurological tests showed Prichard moved his left hand. Although it is a step forward, he is still in a state of coma.

“The Boxer remains in recovery from at Inova Fairfax Virginia hospital and we appreciate the interest and the prayers to Pritchard,”stated the latest information.

‘Digget’ was participating in his 17th professional fight and starring on Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series when Colon suffered the injury, which has once again highlighted the dangers every boxer faces when they lace up their gloves to trade blows.

This year alone, Australian Brayd Smith died in March following a fight against John Vincent Moralde, whilst compatriot Davey Browne Jnr passed away in the same week as South African Mzwanele Kompolo just last month.