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Nick Blackwell confirms retirment from boxing

Nick Blackwell says he's leaving his fighting days behind after emerging from his coma, but says he'll still be involved in the sport.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It's good news that Nick Blackwell is on the mend after suffering bleeding outside of his brain which forced doctors to put him in a medically induced coma. It's even better news that he recognizes the danger of this incident and has decided to discontinue his boxing career. When asked on Twitter about him potentially returning to boxing, Blackwell responded:

The 25-year-old Blackwell is expected to be released from the hospital soon and if this was indeed his last fight, he finishes his career with a 19-4-1, 8 KOs record. Blackwell has also been in touch with Chris Eubank Jr. on social media, telling him that he doesn't begrudge him for what happened, stating that while unfortunate, they were just doing their jobs.

Blackwell also has posted many well-wishes to those who have supported him through his injury and raised money for his care, labeling them #BoxingFamily. Best of luck to Nick Blackwell in his future endeavors.

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