Prichard Colon now breathing on his own

Critically ill boxer Prichard Colon is now breathing on his own a week on from first being admitted to hospital with a bleed on the brain.

The 23 year-old lost to Terrel Williams via a ninth round disqualification last Saturday night in Virginia before being taken to hospital after suffering worrying symptoms in his dressing room.

Colon underwent emergency surgery to relieve the pressure in his skull and was placed in an induced coma by doctors. The Puerto Rican has since shown positive signs during tests for brain activity and recently had his sedation removed in the hope that he would soon wake up.

The latest news from Colon’s family is that the fighter is breathing without aid, which is another good sign that ‘Digget’ could soon come out of his comatose state.

Prayers and well wishes have been sent from all corners of the boxing fraternity as Colon continues in the fight of his life.