This boxer was beat into a coma, and a week later, things are looking up

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Nick Blackwell was, by all accounts, knocked out cold. After his 10th round loss to Chris Eubank Jr. on March 26th (TKO), he was rushed to the hospital where doctors found bleeding in his brain.

He was placed in a medically-induced coma. Seven days later, he awoke from his coma.

According to Hennessy Sports:

On behalf of Nick, his family, and very close friends, we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and well-wishes. It has been overwhelming at times and has certainly not gone unnoticed.

Nick Blackwell won the hearts of over three million (television) viewers on March 26 with an astonishing display of all-action bravery and determination. In the past week, however, he has humbled millions more. He’s a fighter. He’s a warrior. He’s a true champion and gentleman.

The statement was released with this picture of Blackwell surrounded by friends.

[h/t FTW]

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