The team behind the Brighton boxer Chris Eubank Junior have issued a statement reacting to the news that Nick Blackwell has awoken from the induced coma he was put into after suffering internal bleeding following their Middleweight championship bout at Wembley last month.
Blackwell's promoters, Hennessy Sports revealed that the Wiltshire-based boxer was awake earlier today.
Team Eubank held a press conference the day after the fight. Today they issued the following statement:
The promoters of the Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell has confirmed that he has awoken from the induced coma he was put into, after suffering internal bleeding following his fight with the Brighton-based boxer Chris Eubank Junior.
It was revealed today that 25-year-old Blackwell, who was found to have a bleed on the skull after the bout, awoke on Saturday. He was able to speak to his family and friends on Sunday. His team said that he had not required an operation, and awoke after staff at St Mary's hospital in London gradually reduced the sedatives he was being given.
Today Blackwell's opponent, Chris Eubank Junior from Sussex, has sent best wishes to him via social media:
Nick Blackwell's promoters issued this statement on behalf of his family:
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