BOXING: THE DANGERS INVOLVED: Nick Blackwell rushed to hospital after brutal defeat by Chris Eubank Jr

The pair clashed for Blackwell’s British middleweight title at Wembley Arena and Eubank forced a 10th-round stoppage after a vicious performance.
And after the result was read out, Blackwell — just 25 — collapsed in the ring and was given oxygen by the ringside medics who ran to help him.
More frantic doctors rushed in and assembled a stretcher as Blackwell was put in the recovery position.
Across the ring, Eubank muted his celebration as he became aware of the desperate situation in the opposite corner.

The defeated former champion was then rushed out of the now-silent arena on a stretcher and sent straight to hospital with fears mounting over his welfare.
Eubank’s famous father, Chris Senior, was the opponent when Michael Watson suffered life-changing injuries at White Hart Lane in their WBO middleweight title rematch in 1991.
Watson’s injuries were caused by an 11th-round Eubank Senior uppercut and changed how British boxing is served by ringside medical assistance forever.
And every ounce of help was needed here at Wembley after the prolonged and vicious nature of Eubank’s performance.

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