Nick Blackwell

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Name: Nick Blackwell
Alias: 'Bang Bang'
Hometown: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Gary Lockett
Promoter: Mick Hennessy

Medical Situation

BBBofC champion Nick Blackwell, in his third defense, incurred with a large swelling above his left eye in his bout with Chris Eubank Jr., collapsed in the ring during ringside doctor's inspection in the tenth round, and was immediately taken to the nearest hospital still conscious, removed on a stretcher with oxygen. According to British Boxing Board of Control General Secretary Robert Smith, Blackwell was placed by doctors into a medically induced coma due to a head injury and bleed. Surgery was an option, when Blackwell was in critical condition. Blackwell's career is probably over due to the minor bleed on the skull incurred (not on the brain) which nonetheless required Blackwell to be placed in a medically induced coma for seven days. Blackwell was awoken from his medically induced coma on April 4, 2016, was fully conscious and talking coherently. Blackwell is fortunately expected to make a full recovery.[1]

Regional & Minor Titles

  • BBBofC English middleweight title
  • WBC Youth Silver middleweight title
  • BBBoC British middleweight title


  • Blackwell did not have an amateur background, and instead fought on the unlicensed circuit.
  • Blackwell had an unlicensed record of 18 wins and no losses with 16 by stoppage.