Boxer slumps into coma after fight

•    Colon — Fighting for his life

• Colon — Fighting for his life

PROMISING welterweight boxer Prichard Colon has undergone surgery for a bleed on the brain following his loss to Terrel Williams on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old Puerto Rican, who was fighting on the undercard of Lamont Peterson’s majority decision victory over Felix Diaz Jr, was dropped twice by Williams and lost via a ninth-round disqualification.

Colon was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital in North Virginia having reportedly experienced vomiting and dizziness in his dressing room, and his brother Ricardo confirmed to World Boxing News website that he had undergone surgery.

“We will keep you informed of any developments in this way. We ask for prayers for the speedy recovery of Prichard.”

It is reported that Colon is now in a coma.

Promoter Lou DiBella, the president of DiBella Entertainment, later added in a statement that Colon remains in a critical condition.

“Prichard Colon became symptomatic in his dressing room following his bout with Terrel Williams Saturday afternoon at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA,” DiBella said.

“Within moments, he was under the care of EMTs and was rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital. He suffered a brain bleed as a result of an injury during the bout and underwent immediate surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. His condition remains critical.

“Prichard’s family has requested that their privacy be respected at this time. Updates will be provided when appropriate. We ask that everyone join us in praying for Prichard and his family.”

The boxer’s representative, Alan Obrador, also posted a statement on Colon’s official Facebook page.

He wrote: “I know you’re concerned about the health of Prichard. I have just spoken with his mother and he is recovering after bleeding on the left side of his brain.”

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