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Blackwell accepts Eubank Jr visit offer, says no hard feelings

Phil Jay 18/04/2016

Gary Lockett

Nick Blackwell has replied to Chris Eubank Jr for the first time since the pair shared a fateful ten rounds in Wembley, England.

The 26 year-old was in a doctor-induced comatose state for six days following a stoppage loss to Eubank at the SSE Arena and had been contacted via social media by his ex-foe.

Despite originally asking for a hospital visit, Eubank got no response but seems one step closer after Blackwell sent him a message back via his @NICKBLACKWELL02 Twitter account.

“Hello bro, no hard feelings. We were both there doing a job and it was unfortunate for what happened but I hope your ok champ,” wrote Blackwell, to which Eubank Jr then reiterated his request: “You never gave up and proved yourself a true warrior. Not sure how long you’re in hospital but I’d like to come visit if possible?”

The Trowbridge man then accepted Eubank’s offer and the pair are expected to arrange the visit soon.

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Blackwell has come on leaps and bounds since being awoken by medical staff on April 2 and seems to be getting closer to his old self day by day.

Eubank had refused to celebrate his victory over Blackwell, which won him the coveted British title belt, and luckily the whole scenario has ended with some light at the end of what seemed a dark tunnel for a while in the immediate aftermath of the fight.