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Erik Skoglund awake and responsive

Skoglund had suffered a brain injury in training

Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund: Super Middleweight Quarter-Final - World Boxing Super Series Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Finally, some good news.

Swedish super middleweight Erik Skoglund has been woken from his induced coma, which he was placed in following surgery for a brain bleed suffered in training. His promoters, the Sauerlands, have more details.

In short, he’s not quite out of the woods, but he’s getting there.

Boxing has seen a number of tragedies recently, from Nick Blackwell’s double helping of trauma to Daniel Franco’s myriad surgeries to Tim Hague’s death in the ring. It’s far too soon to call this a victory, but it looks like we’re on track for at least a decently happy ending.

And after this dumpster fire of a year, I’ll take it.

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