Nick Blackwell retires from boxing

19/04/2016 08:36

Nick Blackwell has announed his retirement from boxing following his defeat to Chris Eubank Jr.

Blackwell was found to have suffered a small bleed on the skull after collapsing in the ring following his 10th round stoppage defeat to Eubank Jr on March 26.
The 25-year-old did not require surgery, but was placed in an induced coma and did not wake until a week after the British middleweight title fight.

"Just want to say a massive thank you for all the support and messages, means the world to me. I'm on the mend now so I've been very lucky," said Blackwell on Twitter.

When asked if he will continue fighting, Blackwell responded: "No that's me done I can't put my friends and family and self through that again but I'll still be involved."