BBC Sport - Nick Blackwell: Boxers calls for pre-fight brain scans for fighters
Blackwell calls for pre-fight brain scans
- From the section Boxing
Nick Blackwell, who suffered a bleed on the skull and was put into an induced coma following a bout with Chris Eubank Junior in March, is calling for boxers to be checked by a handheld brain scanner a day before fights.
The Infrascanner device, which can detect clots and brain bleeds with an accuracy of 90% before symptoms such as headaches develop, is being trialled by London’s Air Ambulance for head-trauma incidents.
Blackwell told BBC Radio 5 live that boxers are “our own worst enemies” because “we don’t want to let everyone down” before a fight.
This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Thursday, 21 October.