Boxer Nick Blackwell has woken from his coma
Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell woke from his induced coma on Saturday, a week after collapsing at the end of his fight with Chris Eubank Jnr, his promoters Hennessy Sports have confirmed.
4 April 2016, 5:24pm
"It was the outcome everyone had been hoping and praying for; Nick had won his toughest fight yet," read a statement released by Hennessy Sports.
"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 (in a 10th-round stoppage defeat by Eubank Jnr) 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."
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