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Monday, April 4, 2016

Today's greatest news: Blackwell out of coma, talking to family

The news that the boxing circle has been waiting for finally came out.

Thanks, it was indeed good news for everybody. Nick Blackwell woke from an induced coma on Saturday 2nd April. Blackwell was in an induced coma after Chris Eubank Jr. stopped in Round 10 with the advice of a ringside physician. Here's the official statement from Blackwell's promoter Hennessy Sports that said:

“On Saturday Nick woke from an induced coma. Twenty-four hours later, on Sunday, he was talking to family and close friends at his bedside.

“He was in an induced coma for almost seven days and given the very best possible treatment by the incredible team at St. Mary’s.

“The sedatives used were gradually reduced over this period of time and finally, at the weekend, Nick woke from this induced coma.

“He acknowledged the voices of loved ones and, by Sunday, was starting to talk. It was the outcome everyone had been hoping and praying for; Nick had won his toughest fight yet.

“On behalf of Nick, his family, and very close friends, we'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and well-wishes. It has been overwhelming at times and has certainly not gone unnoticed.

“Nick won the hearts of over three million (television) viewers with an astonishing display of all-action bravery and determination. In the past week, however, he has humbled millions more. He's a fighter. He's a warrior. He's a true champion and gentleman.”

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