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Watch: Chris Eubank Jr. posts video reacting to Nick Blackwell's positive news

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Following on from Monday's news that Nick Blackwell has awoken from his medically induced coma over the weekend, Chris Eubank Jr. has uploaded a video to his official Instagram account to share his reaction.

In the footage, which can be seen further down this article, the British Middleweight Champion expresses his happiness and relief at the news.

Blackwell, who is reported to have suffered a bleed on his skull, was taken to hospital after collapsing not long after his fight against Eubank Jr. on March 26. He had spent the past week in the induced coma before waking up on Saturday.


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"So I've just got the news," Eubank Jr. says. "Nick Blackwell has finally woken up out of his coma after about nine days. Very, very happy to hear was a real relief. The last thing we want is for a fighter to go through any serious damage."

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Eubank Jr.'s video was accompanied by a tweet directed at Blackwell in which the boxer expressed the hope of visiting him in the near future - saying he had something for him.

Some critics have looked to vilify Eubank Jr. in the wake of Blackwell's scary situation but, in this video and in comments made over the course of the last week, the 26-year-old has consistently expressed his concern for his recent opponent.

Eubank Jr. isn't the only one to share their delight at Blackwell's recovery, however. The great and the good of the boxing world - from Tyson Fury and Gennady Golovkin to Enzo Maccarinelli and Barry McGuigan - have expressed similar sentiments over the past 24 hours.

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For Blackwell, the battle isn't over yet, but, having spoken to his family and friends after waking over the weekend, the signs are positive as he looks to make a full recovery.

His promoters, Hennessy Sports, have since thanked all those who send messages of support in recent days:

"On behalf of Nick, his family, and very close friends, we'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and well-wishes. It has been overwhelming at times and has certainly not gone unnoticed," the statement reads, via the Irish Independent.

Nine days on from his defeat via a 10th round stoppage, Blackwell appears to be on the road to rehabilitation. He certainly has the full weight of the boxing community behind him as he continues that journey.

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