Blackwell: I am ‘very lucky’ to escape head injuries

Nick Blackwell says he is "very lucky" after escaping serious head injuries in 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," Blackwell tweeted. 

"And a massive thank you to everyone who raised money for me it's been overwhelming! #BoxingFamily"

Blackwell was placed in an induced coma after being rushed to St Mary's Hospital in London following the defeat to Eubank Jr at Wembley Arena. 

He collapsed in the ring after the bout was halted by referee Victor Loughlin and was taken away from the arena on a stretcher while receiving oxygen. 

Following the bout, it emerged that Chris Eubank Sr had told his son prior to the ninth round not to target Blackwell's head in an attempt to prevent the fighter from further punishment.

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