Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

MacKinnon Has "Improved Dramatically" After Surgery

Boxer Daniel MacKinnon has "improved dramatically" in his recovery from emergency surgery after his defeat in a brutal light heavyweight bout.

MacKinnon was rushed to Waikato Hospital on Saturday after losing to Robbie Berridge in a contest in which both fighters were knocked down, with MacKinnon hitting the canvas three times.

On the night, manager Ken Reinsfield feared for his boxer's life.

In a condition update on Wednesday, Reinsfield said McKinnon's wife, Christina, had told him the 30-year-old continued to amaze with his rapid recovery from brain surgery.

"He's just improved dramatically," he said.

MacKinnon, who was out of the intensive care unit and in a general ward, was able to get out of bed and walk around, and memory and maths tests had produced good results.

Reinsfield said he had been flooded with messages of support, including from the likes of world champion Australian boxer Danny Green.

He said a Facebook page had been set up for people to leave messages or donations, while donations could also be made at Westpac Bank branches.

Fight promoter Duco Events pledged to continue to support MacKinnon in his recovery.

Meanwhile, KidsCan, the nominated charity for another Duco event, the Fight for Life in December, agreed that part of the funds raised from that night's auction would go to the family.

MacKinnon, from Otorohanga, made his professional debut 10 years ago and the bout against Berridge was the 30th of his career.

As to whether it would be his last, Reinsfield said it was a decision for MacKinnon to make, but his own view was that it might be time to retire.

"He's not a young fighter and he's done a lot of things now," he said.

"I think Dan's got a lot to offer in boxing, but perhaps just not as a fighter any more."

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card Joe Cordina Blasts Out Sergej Vib At Wembley, Moves To 2-0 Zambrano: Marrero will find out he isn't as fast as he thinks he is Alvarez, Chavez Have Family Pride at Stake in Rematch Showdown Joshua Reflects on What He Learned From Sparring Klitschko Donnie Nietes Defeats Nantapech For IBF Flyweight Crown Frank Warren: Joshua Needs To Beat Wilder or Fury To Be King Joshua: No Fear of Klitschko; ‘Steppingstone Towards Greatness’ Mike Tyson Thinks Klitschko Can Win, Joshua Better Than Wilder Joshua Details Strategy to Limit Klitschko's Excessive Holding Daily Bread Mailbag: Berto, Canelo-Chavez, Klitschko-Joshua, More Duarn Vue Faces Late-Sub Miguel Angel Mendoza in Madison
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement