Trowbridge boxer to retire: 'that's me done'

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

Boxer Nick Blackwell has announced his retirement from boxing, tweeting “that’s me done”. It comes after he suffered serious injuries during his British middleweight title defeat to Chris Eubank Jr late last month.

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

Using Twitter Eubank Jr has reached out to Blackwell to clear the air. Blackwell has reassured the boxer there "no hard feelings" and they were both there "doing a job". Chris Eubank Jr has described Blackwell as "a true warrior".