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Nick Blackwell Wins Biggest Fight To Date - Wakes From Coma

By Terence Dooley

Hennessy Sports have confirmed that Trowbridge's Nick Blackwell was brought out of his induced coma on Saturday.  The former British middleweight Champion was placed into a coma after suffering from a suspected bleed on the brain following his eye injury induced 10th-round loss to Chris Eubank Junior on Match 26.

Thankfully, though, the bleed was outside, rather than on, the brain and did not require an operation.

Hennessy Sports statement below:

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell woke from an induced coma. Twenty-four hours later, on Sunday, he was talking to family and close friends at his bedside (see picture below).

Nick had been placed in an induced coma following a British middleweight title contest at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, March 26. Contrary to early reports, though, his bleed was outside the brain – on the skull, in fact – and was minor enough for there to be no need to operate.

He was in an induced coma for almost seven days, given the very best possible treatment by the incredible team at St. Mary’s Hospital, and the sedatives used were gradually reduced over this period of time.

Finally, at the weekend, Nick woke from this induced coma, 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 Blackwell won the hearts of over three million (television) viewers on March 26 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.

Blackwell is surrounded by family and friends; he has been talking to them and the signs are good, according to Hennessy.  Everyone here at BoxingScene wishes him a full and speedy recovery.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dean_Razorback on 04-04-2016

[IMG]https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-0/q84/s526x296/12961639_1153916681338891_1488814949324580491_n.jpg?oh=d8808251a11f682b5143b2f4affe9231&oe=578A4C04&__gda__=1468222923_c37266bdaac7b7adff71db3de232bddf[/IMG] i saw it on facebook, made me really happy. wich reminds me, any news on colon??

Comment by Flabulous on 04-04-2016

Spectacular news... But why dos it sat pictures below... There are no pictures...

Comment by Sparked_26 on 04-04-2016

Great news - sounds like he will make a full recovery. Doesn't sound like he had a brain bleed at all - thank God. It could actually be positive for boxing in the sense a potentially dangerous bleed was dealt…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-04-2016

I hope he makes a full recovery, too young, great news.

Comment by The D3vil on 04-04-2016

Really great news. I really hope that he's able to do something in boxing without actually boxing

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