Nick Blackwell has awoken from his week-long medically induced coma.
Promoters Hennessey Sports have said the 25-year-old fighter was even capable of speaking to friends and family by Sunday.
It was also clarified that Blackwell had suffered a bleed on his skull and not on his brain as initially feared.
— Kugan Cassius (@KuganCassius) April 4, 2016
A statement read:
Finally, at the weekend, Nick woke from this induced coma, acknowledged the voices of loved ones and, by Sunday, was starting to talk. It was the outcome everyone had been hoping and praying for; Nick had won his toughest fight yet.
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.
This is great news, and we wish Nick all the best as his recovery continues.
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