PIC: Nick Blackwell's deformed eye after Chris Eubank Jr fight is truly unsettling
Nick Blackwell gave everything in his title defence against Chris Eubank Jr, but the fight was stopped on doctors' advice and now we can see why.
The Trowbridge-born fighter lost his British middleweight crown, but not before absorbing a series of blows from his opponent and keeping going.
But medics stepped in during the 10th round, and from the looks of Blackwell's eye at the time of the stoppage it's easy to see why.
— Dave Jones (@Bonner_DJ) March 26, 2016
The 25-year-old left the ring on a stretcher after the fight was stopped, and plenty from the boxing world and beyond have offered their support.
Just woke up to the news and results of last nights boxing! Hoping Nick Blackwell makes a full recovery 🙏
— Scott Quigg (@scottquigg) March 27, 2016
Thoughts are with Nick Blackwell tonight. I've said my prayers for him! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Ricky Boylan (@Rickyboylan1) March 27, 2016
Hoping I wake up in the morning to good news about Nick Blackwell. Both him and Eubank are hard men!
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) March 27, 2016