Waiting game for Nick Blackwell, Hennessy to update at ‘right time’

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Nick Blackwell has not yet undergone surgery for a bleed on his brain in the hours since being rushed to hospital on the back of losing to Chris Eubank Jr.

‘Bang Bang’ was brutally beaten in ten rounds at the SSE Arena – losing his British middleweight title belt in the process, and was immediately taken to hospital after collapsing in his corner.

British Boxing Board of Control General Secretary Robert Smith has been updating various news sources in the aftermath and recently said the following to the BBC: “I spoke to one of the doctors this morning and he said there is a bleeding of the brain.

“He’s in intensive care, he’s in an induced coma and he is resting and being looked after by the experts.

“It’s a very normal procedure. They put you in a coma to get the swelling to go down. There’s no timescale. Now it’s just a matter of waiting and seeing.”

Blackwell’s promoters at Hennessy Sports have since promised to update worried fans if the situation changes in the near future due to the vast amount of emotion being shown for the stricken 25 year-old.

Eubank gave Blackwell a gracious mention in the early hours of Sunday morning and has been praised himself for what was an impressive performance by the Brighton man.