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Hull featherweight Connor Coghill is in hospital after suffering a bleed on the brain following his twelfth-round stoppage defeat to Hopey Price earlier this month.
The 28-year-old’s promoter Stefy Bull has confirmed Coghill is in a stable condition after suffering headaches since the defeat in Sheffield on the 7th October.
Bull wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “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.”
Coghill made a positive start to the contest against Leeds’ Price before the latter took over in the second half of the contest, scoring three knockdowns in the sixth, tenth and twelfth rounds prior to the stoppage.
The loss was Coghill’s first in his fifteenth outing and his first fight over the twelve-round distance.
Price reacted to the news on Instagram, writing: “I’m absolutely devastated to see the news about Conor Coghill today. Boxers that share the ring have a genuine respect for each other and to know that he’s suffered an injury during our fight is heartbreaking.
“We chase our dreams and give our all to this sport hoping to build a good future for ourselves and our families.
“Whatever the level of fights I wish nothing but good health to all my opponents but now seeing this has happened to Conor it really does hit home how dangerous our sport is.
“I pray he makes a full recovery and am so very sorry for what’s happened to him after he gave everything in our fight.”