Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has spoken publicly for the first time since waking from an induced coma following his British middleweight title defeat to Chris Eubank Jr late last month.
He was hospitalised after suffering a bleed on the skull following his punishing loss to Eubank Jr at Wembley Arena last month.
In a message posted on his brother Dan’s Facebook account, the 25-year-old said he was facing the toughest fight of his life and thanked everyone who'd supported him.
Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been there for me, all my friends and family, those who wished me well and those who raised money for me. I feel truly blessed and have massive love for you all. I couldn't have done it without you. It's been the toughest fight of my life and you all have made it that bit easier. On to rehab now, progress is getting better by the day. Big love to you all Nick.
Boxer Nick Blackwell has announced his retirement from boxing, tweeting “that’s me done”.
The management team of boxer Nick Blackwell say there is no timetable to bring him out of an induced coma contrary to recent reports.
Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has been placed in an induced coma after suffering bleeding to the brain following his defeat.