Hennesy Sports confirmed that the middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell finally woke up from induced coma on Saturday and be able to talk to his family and friends on Sunday.
It was initially reported that Blackwell’s forehead swelled and suffered from bleeding of the brain but later confirmed that Blackwell suffered from bleeding in the skull.
In Blackwell’s fight against Chris Eubank Jr. for the British middleweight title at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, March 26, the doctor advised the referee to stop the match in the 10th round upon noticing that the boxer was unable to continue due to swelling over his left eye.
Blackwell was immediately given medical attention in the ring including oxygen before being taken to the hospital.
Also in this fight, many showed dismay over referee Victor Loughlin for not stopping the match in the earlier round. However, the British Board of Control defended the referee from further criticism.
Some people claim that a similar situation could have been prevented by completely banning the sport due to serious damage it may cause to the current and future boxers.
On the other hand, Chris Eubank Sr. explains that banning the sport would lead only the fighters to go underground and the best solution that he think is to replace the referees with former boxers since they know every single detail of the situation a boxer goes through during a match.
After what happened to Blackwell, millions of fans around the world continuously spread their support and prayer for the fast recovery of the middleweight boxer. The family of Blackwell are very thankful and overwhelmed for the support they got when they need it the most.
“It was the outcome everyone had been hoping and praying for; Nick had won his toughest fight yet,” Hennesy Sports said in a report on bbc.com.
According to a report on bbc.com, promoter and former world champion Barry McGuigan said it was an “isolated incident” and “nobody was to blame”.
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