Boxer Blackwell to retire: 'that's me done'

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.

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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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