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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

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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