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Boxer Blackwell thanks fans for support and says he is 'on the mend'

Nick Blackwell pictured after his title defeat to Chris Eubank Jr last month. Credit: PA

Nick Blackwell has thanked his fans for all their support and messages since he was hospitalised after his British middleweight title defeat to Chris Eubank Jr late last month.

The boxer, from Trowbridge, woke from an induced coma almost two weeks ago. He suffered a bleed on the skull following a punishing loss to Eubank Jr at Wembley Arena last month.

In a message posted on Twitter, the 25-year-old said he is on the mend and feels very lucky.


Rugby: Bath's Anthony Watson given two-week suspension

Anthony Watson after being given the red card during the Saracens match Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

England wing Anthony Watson has been suspended for two weeks after being sent off during Bath's game against Saracens earlier this month. Watson pleaded guilty to two charges of tackling Alex Goode while in the air and then using "offensive, inappropriate and unprofessional language and behaviour towards the fourth official".

The 22-year-old has been given a one-week ban for each charge and will not be available to play again until April 25. It means Watson will miss Bath's next two matches, which are both against Sale, but could return for their final fixtures of the Aviva Premiership season against Northampton and Leicester.

Watson played every game in this year's Six Nations as England won their first Grand Slam since 2003.

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