A Book of Condolence has been opened in memory of Muhammad Ali at Bristol Central Library today by the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees.Read the full story ›
We've been speaking to recovering boxer Nick Blackwell at his home in Trowbridge. He says he probably shouldn't have ever entered the fight.Read the full story ›
Deposed British middleweight champion boxer Nick Blackwell responds to Chris Eubank Junior's gesture as row rumbles onRead the full story ›
A Petty Officer has been awarded a prize for his dedication to boxing.
Royal Navy Air Engineering Petty Officer Luke Thomas, from 824 Naval Air Squadron was given the Captain's efficiency prize in a surprise ceremony.
It was in recognition of Luke’s commitment to running HMS Seahawk’s boxing club, and taking on the Fleet Air Arm Command boxing coaching duties.
He received a much-coveted Captain's Coin from Culdrose Commanding Officer, Captain Ade Orchard OBE.
Luke runs regular training sessions on the Base which includes fitness boxing technical training and ring work with sparring.
I was completely dumbstruck when the CO descended on the class I was teaching for the Phase2 trainees. Seeing the Base Warrant Officer – Warrant Officer Bridgette Turner, staff from the gym as well as 824, my squadron made me feel pretty humbled that people think what I’m doing is out of the ordinary.
I just love encouraging people to better their physical wellbeing and have a great time doing it. Boxing is one of the hardest sports there is, the people that come into the Seahawk boxing gym all have something to be proud of.
Luke also received a framed citation which will have pride of place on his wall at home.
Chris Eubank Jnr has said he to give his British title belt to Nick Blackwell - in a gesture of goodwill.Read the full story ›
Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has revealed that his heart stopped before he was put into an induced coma which ultimately saved his life.
Blackwell flatlined in an ambulance after the British Middleweight bout in March which left him fighting for his life.
The fight was stopped in the 10th round, and the boxer taken to an ambulance where he collapsed and "died".
Blackwell, who can remember nothing of the fight or his subsequent injury, was saved when a doctor injected adrenaline into his heart, and placed him into a coma.
The boxer says he was only told of the horrors after waking up.
I passed out, into the ambulance, and I flatlined, so I died for a little while.
The 25 year-old was also critical of his opponent, Chris Eubank Junior, for holding a press conference in the immediate aftermath - despite pleas from Blackwell's family not to.
Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has slammed the Eubank family for giving a press conference as he was in a coma after the fight.Read the full story ›
Lee Haskins has retained his IBF world bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Ivan Morales in Cardiff.
The 32 year old from Bristol had almost complete control from the start and his superiority was reflected on the cards of the three judges, who scored it 119-108, 118-110,118-110 in Haskins' favour.
Haskins was making his first title defence after being crowned champion in a rather unsatisfactory fashion last November. Randy Caballero was stripped of the belt after coming in over five pounds above the 118lbs bantamweight limit. Haskins has had to wait since then to prove himself in the ring.
Haskins said: "It's absolutely amazing. I'm flying at the moment."
He now wants an all-British title fight with former IBF champion Stuart Hall, who lost to Haskins in 2012.
World IBF bantamweight boxing champion, Lee Haskins, believes the boxing match which left fellow West Country boxer Nick Blackwell in a coma should have been stopped earlier than it was.
Trowbridge boxer, Nick Blackwell remains in a coma after suffering bleeding to the brain following his defeat to Chris Eubank Jr on Saturday.
On Saturday Blackwell was unable to see through his left eye and the British middleweight title bout was stopped in the 10th round.
Blackwell was later carried out on a stretcher and taken to hospital, where the 25-year-old remained under observation on Sunday morning.
Former World Featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan, says no one is to blame.
Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has been placed in an induced coma after suffering bleeding to the brain following his defeat.Read the full story ›