British middleweight Nick Blackwell has begun thanking the many fans and fellow boxers who have supported him during the toughest battle of his life.
The 25 year-old was put in a coma for six days following his brutal defeat to Chris Eubank Jr on March 26 in London after suffering a small bleed on his brain.
Sterling work by doctors at ringside and the medical procedures now in place gave Blackwell every chance of making a full recovery and the Trowbridge man seems to be on his way back to full health.
In his first tweets in just under a month, Blackwell said: “Just want to say a massive thank you for all the support and messages. (It) means the world to me. I’m on the mend now so I’ve been very lucky.
“And a massive thank you to everyone who raised money for me, it’s been overwhelming!”
On Facebook,Blackwell added: “Can’t believe the support I’ve received from everyone, it’s been overwhelming and touched me!
“Just want to say thank you to everyone who came and seen me wrote me a message and to everyone who raised money for me it means the world!
“This has shown how many good people I’ve got around me and I’m truly blessed for that I’m just so happy that I’m nearly back to myself.
“We take the smallest things for granted until we can’t do them! Health is our wealth and it’s so so true! Big love to everyone.”