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Eubank Sr. Tried To Prevent Further Head Damage on Blackwell

By Jeremy Culley, courtesy of The Daily Star

ASTONISHING footage has emerged showing Chris Eubank Snr potentially saving the life of stricken boxer Nick Blackwell.

Eubank Snr, whose son was fighting Blackwell, enters the ring after one round and says he "doesn't know" why the referee hasn't stopped the fight between the pair.

And he urges his son to make the decision for him, by aiming his punches at the body, not the face, to avoid inflicting further punishment on Blackwell.

The Trowbridge fighter is now in an induced coma after suffering a bleed to the brain in the brutal defeat to Eubank Jr.

But his current plight could be even graver were it not for the intervention of Eubank Snr.

In the new footage, Eubank Snr is seen telling his son: "If he does not stop it then I don't know what to tell you.

"But if he does to stop it and you keep on beating him like this – one, he is getting hurt.

"And two, it is you who will have to make a decision. Why has the referee not stopped the fight? I don't know why.

"But maybe you should not leave it to the referee.

"So you are not going to take him out to the face, you are going to take him out to the body."

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Earlier Robert Smith, the general secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control told the BBC: “It is our understanding that Nick has a bleed on the brain and is under observation by hospital staff.

“We will just have to wait and see what the hospital says.”

Blackwell was treated with oxygen in the ring after collapsing following the bout, with Eubank Jr cooling celebrations on noticing his plight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Unseen on 03-28-2016

To all the people who think snr meant body and not head because Blackwell has a chin are stupid. I'm guessing they are too young to know about snr. Yeah it's about 20 years a go so understandable. Look at…

Comment by sagrevleyos on 03-28-2016

Huge Respects to Mr. Eubank. Sr.

Comment by Kiwi Nick on 03-28-2016

Chris Eubank snr has come out of this looking like a decent stand up bloke. The authorities and Blackwell's corner on the other hand, do not.

Comment by Drunken Cat on 03-28-2016

Reminds me a little of Emmanual Augustus-Courtney Burton 2. Burton took a bad beating, and was in the corner wincing and looking bad and was clearly done, Augustus came out and through nothing but body shots until the ref stopped…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-28-2016

[QUOTE=kareemabdullah;16566276]Bro don't be silly. He clearly said u won't take him out with shots to the head (meaning cos he has a good chin and the refs not stopping it) so u have to take it into ur own hands…

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