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'That's me done' - boxer Nick Blackwell says he can't put family through agony after Eubank Jr title match ended in coma

By Jonny Bell

Published 19/04/2016

Nick Blackwell with brother Dan and close friend Jake. Pic: Hennessy Sports
Nick Blackwell with brother Dan and close friend Jake. Pic: Hennessy Sports

Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell has said he is done and can't put his family through the agony again after being in a coma following a title bout.

Blackwell was taken to hospital after last month's British middleweight title fight in London with Chris Eubank Jr was stopped in round 10.

He was in an induced coma for almost seven days following the middleweight title contest on March 26.

Writing on Twitter he said he was on the mend and thanked people for their support.

Asked if he would make a comeback, he said he was done and couldn't put his family through it again but would continue to be involved in the sport.

Chris Eubank Junior who dealt the blows that ended with Blackwell's hospital treatment also responded saying he hoped there were no hard feelings between the pair.

"Hell bro no hard feelings," Blackwell responded.

"We were both doing a job."

Eubank added: "U never gave up proved yourself a warrior."


Hospitalised: Nick Blackwell suffered a bleed on the brain
Hospitalised: Nick Blackwell suffered a bleed on the brain

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