Nick Blackwell looks to be on the road to recovery.
The 25-year-old fighter has been woken from an induced coma following his loss to Chris Eubank Jr in a fight for the British middleweight title last month. Blackwell suffered bleeding on the skull after his defeat and was rushed to hospital minutes after the bout ended.
Today, the boxing world received the good news it's been waiting for. Blackwell was reportedly awoken from the coma on Saturday and began talking with his friends and family on Sunday afternoon.
A statement from Blackwell's promoters, Hennessy Sports, said:
"He was in an induced coma for almost seven days, given the very best possible treatment by the incredible team at St. Mary's Hospital, and the sedatives used were gradually reduced over this period of time.
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."
Get well soon, warrior.
[via Hennessy Sports]