28-year-old featherweight Connor Coghill has been taken into hospital for observation following his loss to Hopey Price this month.
The Hull fighter, who entered the ring undefeated, was put down four times over the course of the final round TKO loss in Sheffield as part of the undercard to Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington’s title fight.
Trainer Steffy Bull shared the news on social media yesterday, informing fans that, following headaches, his fighter has been found to have a bleed on the brain.
“We are saddened to confirm Connor is currently in hospital under observation after a scan has discovered a bleed on his brain. Connor has had headaches since his boxing contest last week in Sheffield.
Obviously it’s devastating news for Connor as boxing has been his life since a young age. He’s stable and resting and wanting people to respect his time during this difficult period.
Everyone at Stefy Bull Promotions are praying for a full recovery and wish him good health.”
Well wishes from the boxing fraternity were not in short supply, with former undisputed super-lightweight champion, Josh Taylor, sending love to Coghill’s family.
“Horrible to hear the news of young Conor Coghill after his fight on Saturday. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family at this time & wish him a full and speedy recovery.”
Former cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew. said the news highlighted the brutality of the sport.
Thinking of Connor Coghill tonight! Professional Boxing is a DANGEROUS business and should not be played with! When done properly it’s the greatest sport but the most brutal sport of all. Thinking of you champ I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Fans, fighters and pundits alike are indeed reminded of the dangerous nature of boxing, and all hope for positive news from Coghill’s team soon.