Boxing world comes together for Nick Blackwell after fighter is put in an induced coma
Some things are bigger than boxing, and the health of Nick Blackwell is one of them.
The British boxer gave his all in what proved to be an unsuccessful British middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr, and it has emerged that the 25-year-old is in a bad way after spending the night in hospital.
Blackwell was reportedly placed in an induced coma after suffering bleeding on the skull, having collapsed after the referee stopped the fight in the 10th round.
UPDATE: Nick Blackwell induced into a coma following internal bleed inside head. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/QQWEW1C08T
— LiveFight (@LiveFight) March 27, 2016
Plenty from within the boxing world and beyond have expressed their hope that the popular fighter makes a full and speedy recovery, with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury leading the way.
will u all pray for @nickblackwell02 please ASAP as he has been taken to hospital, God be with him,
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) March 26, 2016
Wishing Nick Blackwell a speedy recovery. The thoughts of everyone at Queensberry Promotions are with him and his family at this time.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) March 27, 2016
First thorts this morning are with nick Blackwell, let's hope for good news 🙏
— Gavin Mcdonnell (@bigtwinnygav) March 27, 2016
My thoughts are with Nick Blackwell this morning speedy recovery pal
— Carlton Palmer (@CarltonPalmer) March 27, 2016