Nick Blackwell Rushed To Hospital Following Chris Eubank Jr. Match
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UPDATE: Check out what Chris Euback Sr. had to say below…
Last night saw Nick Blackwell lose to Chris Eubank Jr. in their British middleweight title fight at Wembley Arena — but it didn’t end there for the loser.
Blackwell was then rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the ring, providing him with oxygen as he was led out on a stretcher.
According to British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith:
[Blackwell] had immediately received a scan in hospital, where it was discovered that he had suffered a small bleed on his brain, and medical experts were taking full care of him and would make a decision on whether to operate.
The fight ended in the 10th round after the referee decided that Blackwell’s left eye was too damaged to continue. Eubank Jr. (who was busy celebrating when Blackwell collapsed) even admitted that he felt the referee should’ve stopped the fight earlier.