Boxer in critical condition after bout in northern Virginia

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Posted: Oct 18, 2015 1:14 PM

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An official says boxer Prichard Colon is in critical condition after suffering a brain bleed from an injury during a bout in northern Virginia.

Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment, said Sunday that Colon underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after his bout Saturday afternoon against Terrel Williams in Fairfax, Virginia.

DiBella says that within moments of showing symptoms in his dressing room after the fight, Colon was under the care of emergency medical technicians and rushed to Inova Fairfax hospital.

Colon was knocked down twice in the ninth round, the second time just before the bell. His cornermen began taking off his gloves, believing it was the tenth and final round. After they realized their mistake and started putting the gloves back on, the referee disqualified him.