Chris Eubank Jr: 'Nick Blackwell's coma hasn't made me consider quitting boxing'

Chris Eubank Jnr of Great Britain poses after stopping Ivan Jukic of Croatia following their middleweight fight at the Phones 4u Arena on July 26, 2014
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Chris Eubank Jr says that he has not considered quitting boxing after his opponent Nick Blackwell was placed in an induced coma following Saturday's fight.

Chris Eubank Jr has admitted that quitting boxing has not crossed his mind since his opponent Nick Blackwell was placed in an induced coma in hospital on Saturday.

The pair's British middleweight fight at Wembley Arena was stopped in the 10th round and a few minutes later, Blackwell collapsed in the ring.

The 25-year-old had a bleed on the brain, but is in a stable condition in hospital and reports have claimed that he could be brought out of his coma today.

In Tuesday's press conference, when asked if he considered quitting, Eubank Jr told reporters: "Not all all, this is boxing.

"As fighters, we know the risks. We know that we are risking our health every time we stop in the line, but it's a risk we're willing to take because with that risk comes great reward.

"I will continue my career. I have the British belt and now I want to go for a world title."

During the fight, the boxer's father Chris Eubank instructed his son to avoid hitting his opponent's head and just aim for the body because he feared that Blackwell could get hurt.

Chris Eubank looks on before his son Chris Eubank Jnr fights Dmitry Chudinov for the WBA Interim World Middleweight Championship at the O2 Arena on February 28, 2015 in London, England.
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