Mother Blames Referee
The mother of former welterweight prospect Prichard Colon has posted a video on Instagram showing the fateful fight that left her son in a wheelchair and in a vegetative state. She criticizes referee Joseph Cooper for not punishing the illegal blows to the back of her son's head that caused a brain bleed.
Coma and Vegetative State
After the 2015 clash with Terrell Williams, Colon fell ill backstage and was rushed to the hospital, where he remained in a coma for 221 days. He suffered a collapsed skull and life-threatening injuries due to repeated rabbit punches.
Mother Shares Updates and Celebration
Nieves Melendez, who has been taking care of her son since the incident, regularly posts updates on his condition on social media. Recently, she shared a video of Colon dancing with his family on his birthday.
Boxing's Dark Side
Prichard Colon's tragic story serves as a reminder of the dangers of the sport. Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder broke down in tears while discussing Colon's injuries, emphasizing the impact on his family and the need for support.
Prichard Colon recently celebrated his 31st birthday, highlighting the continued impact of his life-altering injuries.