Boxer Tyson Fury is set for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on July 9, his father has confirmed.
Fury beat the Ukrainian last year to win the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight crowns in Dusseldorf.
Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell woke from his induced coma on Saturday and was talking to family and close friends on Sunday, his promoters Hennessy Sports have said.
Blackwell came round on Saturday and was able to speak to those closest to him on Sunday.
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.
Nick Blackwell was put into an induced coma following a British middleweight title bout with Chris Eubank Jr, which was stopped in the 10th round. His opponent in that fight has sent the following message on his Instagram account:
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Team Eubank said in a statement:
We are relieved and delighted that Nick Blackwell is awake and talking. We have been thinking about him, and his recovery, every day and wishing him well.
When he is feeling up to it and with the agreement of his family, Chris Snr and Jnr would like to visit Nick in hospital.
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