UK boxing community pulls together following Jerome Wilson injury

Wilson, 29, was knocked unconscious in the sixth round of the contest at Ice Sheffield. Medical staff immediately took him to the hospital, where the Yorkshireman underwent life-saving surgery on his brain.

Since then, through the power of social media and other means, Wilson’s home country has rallied together in its attempts to support Jerome and his family.

They do this as the talented young man remains in critical condition.

Retired former British champion Curtis Woodhouse has already agreed to lace up the gloves again in a fundraising spar against current lightweight Tommy Coyle at the end of the month.

He’s also donating some of the fight apparel from his recent title fight with Willie Limond.

The six-round exhibition bout takes place in Coyle’s hometown of Hull at the Guild Hall. Woodhouse makes a return to action following his retirement announcement back in June.

New Commonwealth bantamweight champion Ross, ‘The Boss’ Burkinshaw, has also pledged to send out signed cards and photos to anyone who donates to the cause.

While events have been held in Wilson’s support since the saddening incident.

Plenty of boxers have donated signed memorabilia to auction off. Promoter David Coldwell is helping to set-up a foundation for donations – which have been arriving fast.

It’s another example of how the British fans and personnel are pulling together for one of their own.

We at WBN would like to extend our sympathies to Jerome’s partner and extended family at this time.

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