Chris Eubank Jr won a highly entertaining middleweight battle with Nick Blackwell last night, but full credit must be given for the bravery displayed by Blackwell.
Eubank won the British middleweight title in a real classic on Channel 5, a fight that had everything boxing fans crave for – action, excitement, blood and guts.
Eubank (22-1-17KO) was made to work hard for this win however, with Blackwell proving to be an incredibly tough foe on the night.
The end eventually came in the 10th round when after the doctor entered the ring ring to examine a severe cut and welt over Blackwell’s left eye, it was decided that the bout should be stopped.
Eubank Jr said after the fight that perhaps the contest could have been stopped a little sooner, but praised his courageous opponent, who was taken to hospital following the fight.
Everyone at Boxing News and Views passes on our best wishes to Nick Blackwell and wish him a speedy recovery. Here’s the moment the fight was stopped last night, in the final round of an epic encounter (hat tip to Boxing Purists for the upload):
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