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Blackwell reveals he 'flatlined' before doctors saved his life

Blackwell during the fight Credit: PA

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.

– Nick Blackwell
Boxer Nick Blackwell has announced his retirement from boxing in April Credit: Nick Potts/PA

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.


Boxer Blackwell on the mend in hospital

Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell looks to be recovering well after waking from his induced coma.

He received a visit from one of his sponsors, who tweeted this picture of Blackwell giving the thumbs up from his hospital bed.

The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital last month after the British middleweight title contest with Chris Eubank Jr was stopped in round 10.

Boxer Blackwell wins 'toughest fight' and wakes from coma

Boxer Nick Blackwell has been woken from his induced coma and is talking to family and friends, his management says.

Nick had been placed in the induced coma following a British middleweight title contest last weekend.

After examination doctors discovered, contrary to early reports, his bleed was on his skull, not his brain and was small enough to not need an operation.

Nick Blackwell with brother Dan and close friend Jake Credit: Hennessy Sports

He was in an induced coma for almost seven days, at St Mary's Hospital in London, where his sedatives were gradually reduced over time.

Finally, at the weekend, Nick woke from the coma, acknowledged the voices of loved ones and, by Sunday, was starting to talk.

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.

– Hennessy Sports
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