A middleweight British title fight between Chris Eubank Jr. and Nick Blackwell ended badly on Saturday night with Blackwell being put into an induced coma after sustaining a brain bleed.
The fight was finally stopped in the 10th round after Blackwell took an amazing amount of damage and swelling to his left eye.
In between rounds, the father of Chris Eubank Jr, Chris Eubank Snr, was confused to why the fight wasn’t being stopped. “If the referee don’t want to stop it, then, I don’t know what to tell you. If you keep on beating him like this, 1, he’s getting hurt, 2, if it goes to a decision, why isn’t the referee stopping the fight, I don’t get why, so maybe you shouldn’t leave it to the referee.”
Eubank snr not wanting anymore damage to happen or the risk of something serious happening directed his son to not go to the face, saying, “You’re not going to take him out to the face, you’re going to take him out to the body.”
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