After Being Bedridden and Unresponsive for Two Years, Former Boxer Prichard Colon Is Making Positive Progress

by spicyray

Boxing has a long tradition of being associated with having an evil image.  Best-selling author Thomas Hauser, who has written about boxing for a decade, wrote a book entitled A Beautiful Sickness: Reflections on the Sweet Science.

At one time, Colon, 28, was a rising star whose record was 16-0 (13 Kos) when he took on Terrel Williams 18-1 (13 Kos) at the EagleBank Arena, in Fairfax, Virginia in October 2015.

The fight was grueling; both men absorbed a great deal of punishment.  Referee Joseph Cooper deducted two points from Colon for low blows. In contrast, Williams was deducted a point for rabbit punching–hitting Colon behind the head Former Boxer Prichard Colon.

Former Boxer Prichard Colon
Colon after Willems continued to hit him behind his head

In round nine, Williams knocked Colon down twice, but the battered fighter survived the round.  However, before the start of round ten, Colon’s trainer mistakenly thought the fight was over and removed Colon’s gloves, which forced the referee to disqualify the fighter.  It was alleged that Colon told the ringside doctor that he felt dizzy and had pain in the back of his head during the fight Former Boxer Prichard Colon.

After the bout, Colon returned to his dressing room when he began vomiting and then collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery to evacuate a subdural hematoma to relieve his brain’s pressure.   For two and a half years, the fighter has been bedridden and unresponsive Former Boxer Prichard Colon.  

Former Boxer Prichard Colon

However, according to his mother Nieves, she told a news reporter at ESPN that the former boxer is making positive improvements at a Rehabilitation Center in Florida. According to his mother, it appears with the help of human technological assistance,  Colon can communicate, stand, and walk Former Boxer Prichard Colon.

Assistive technology often promotes improved independence for people who are disabled. It allows them to perform daily life skills that they were once able to do before their serious injury.

As shown in the picture for this story, Colon is a real fighter, and I am pulling him.

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