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Bristol boxer says Blackwell fight should have been stopped

Nick Blackwell Credit: PA

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.

Haskins wins European Bantamweight title

Lee Haskins celebrates his win over Stuart Hall at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, North Somerset. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bristol boxer Lee Haskins has won the European Bantamweight title.

The 29-year old beat Stuart Hall over 12 rounds in front of a packed Hand Arena in Clevedon on Saturday night.

In the main event, Tyson Fury moved a step closer to a world-title fight with one of the Klitschko brothers after stopping Vinny Maddalone in their WBO Intercontinental heavyweight contest.

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Vinnie Maddalone at the Hand Arena. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Fury, 23, easily improved his 19-fight unbeaten run with a fifth-round technical knockout after the referee stepped in with blood streaming out of a cut under the veteran American's left eye.