Injured Sheffield boxer faces another operation in his fight back

Jerome Wilson
Jerome Wilson

A Sheffield boxer left fighting for life after being knocked unconscious in the ring is to undergo another operation.

Jerome Wilson, aged 29, suffered a serious bleed to the brain during a fight against Serge Ambomo in September, with medics at the time warning his friends and family that he may not pull through.

But the dad-of-one, who also has three step-children and another baby due in March, defied the odds and impressed doctors with the speed of his recovery.

He spent 10 weeks in hospital and is now preparing to return for a procedure in which a titanium plate will be inserted into his skull to re-shape his head.


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Jerome, from Arbourthorne, Sheffield, was left suffering from triple vision after the horror punch which floored him. However, he was recently given the all-clear from eye specialists after his sight rectified itself.

“I am well on the road to recovery now, with just this operation to get out of the way,” he said.

“My sight is back to normal, which is good, because I was seeing people with three heads at one point.”

Jerome, who has been told he must never fight again, hopes to build up his business as a personal trainer and fitness instructor once he is able to work.

He is also hoping to qualify as a professional boxing coach.

“I know I will never box again but I was a personal trainer and fitness instructor as well as a boxer so I will do more classes and may go into coaching - I am looking to qualify to become a professional boxing coach so that I can still be involved with the sport.

“I still can’t quite believe what happened and it is hard to take at times but with amazing support I have got there.”


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