Former British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell continues to inspire others with his recovery from a traumatic brain injury. In a recently shared video on Twitter, Blackwell showcased his journey from near-death to the early stages of his rehabilitation.
Defying the Odds
Blackwell's journey began in 2016, when he suffered two brain injuries during a fight against Chris Eubank Jr. The first injury occurred during their clash, and the second happened when Blackwell returned to the ring against medical advice and participated in a sparring session. The decision led to severe brain swelling, and Blackwell was ultimately in a coma for a month.
Despite doctors initially doubting that he would ever walk again, the 32-year-old boxer surpassed expectations. He had part of his skull removed during emergency surgery and underwent a long and challenging recovery process. Throughout the years, Blackwell has documented his progress, sharing footage of his journey on social media.
The recently shared video shows Blackwell throwing punches during the early stages of his rehabilitation. In the caption accompanying the post, he wrote, "Boxing never left me, it never will. The fighter in me never gave up. I'm showing these videos to help and inspire others during their darker days. If I can do it, so can you."
Blackwell's video drew praise from boxing fans, who commended his determination and resilience. One fan commented, "Well done Nick, you've done so well mate," while another declared, "You are amazing Nick." Others encouraged him to keep going and labeled him an inspiration.
Bonding with Fellow Fighter
Earlier, Blackwell shared another inspirational video featuring him walking down the street with Michael Watson, who also suffered a brain injury during a boxing match. In his caption, Blackwell highlighted their shared experience and their ability to defy the odds and walk side by side.
As Blackwell continues his recovery and shares his journey, his story serves as a source of inspiration for those facing their own challenges. His determination and unwavering spirit exemplify the power of never giving up.