Boxer Nick Blackwell has woken up from an induced coma this week to the delight of his family - after an operation on his skull.Read the full story ›
The IBF World Bantamweight Champion will defend his World Title on 31st December in Kyoto, Japan. He will face Japan’s Shohei Omori.Read the full story ›
Bristol's defending world champion Lee Haskins, is gearing up for his second IBF title defence against Stuart Hall.Read the full story ›
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.