Boxer taken to hospital after match
Reports: Colon had bleeding on brain after bout in Fairfax
Boxer Prichard Colon was taken to Inova Fairfax hospital early Saturday evening after experiencing dizziness and vomiting in his dressing room and, according to multiple reports, underwent surgery for bleeding on the brain as a result of his bout against Terrel Williams.
Several of those reports also indicated Colon was in a coma following the operation, citing family members’ updates from the hospital. It’s unclear whether the coma was medically induced.
Colon was fighting on the undercard of Lamont Peterson’s majority decision over Felix Diaz at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax. The previously undefeated Puerto Rican was disqualified before the start of the 10th and final round for the first loss of the 154-pounder’s career.
In one of the more peculiar sequences even for boxing, Colon’s corner began removing his gloves after the ninth round, apparently unaware the fight had not ended. Eventually realizing there was another round left, Colon’s corner tried to get his gloves back on, but too much time had passed, and referee Joseph Cooper signaled for a disqualification.
Colon (16-1, 13 knockouts) was behind on the scorecards during a fight in which he received a two-point deduction in Round 5 for a low blow.
Williams left no doubt about his superiority by sending Colon down twice in the ninth round. The second knockdown came seconds before the bell, and Colon appeared woozy and incoherent.
During the fight, Colon complained to Cooper about getting hit with punches to the back of his head. At one point, Colon, 23, had to take a lengthy period in the middle of a round to collect himself. Cooper later deducted one point from Williams (15-0, 12 KOs) in Round 7 for a rabbit punch.