Welterweight Prichard Colon has been taken off the sedation that placed him in an induced coma last week following a disqualification loss to Terrel Williams last Saturday.
Colon, 23, was operated on in the aftermath of his first career defeat to Williams in a controversial bout and has since been fighting for his life. A couple of days after surgery, Colon showed small signs of brain activity in tests performed by doctors and is now being monitored in the hope that he will come out of his comatose state.
A family update received by WBN stated the following: “On the day of today (Thursday), the doctor in charge of Prichard gave the green light to the nurses to let him off the sedation completely having dropped the sedation of a 4 to a 2. They will now monitor their results.
“The Doctor has communicated with the parents of Prichard and they reported that they already had done everything possible to help their son. The only thing to do now is to wait until he wakes up. The family of Colon ask to keep him in your prayers,” said the statement.
Opponent Williams recently gave an interview to the LA Times where he revealed that he’s been badly shaken up by what happened after their clash – having received some criticism from fans for punching on the back of Colon’s head.
The Virginia Commission have already launched an investigation into the contest.