Stricken fighter Jerome Wilson has begun to make movements and is set to have his sedation wound down in what has been a breakthrough development in his recovery, according to promoter and friend David Coldwell.
Wilson, 29, underwent an emergency brain operation over the weekend after being knocked unconscious in a bout at Ice Sheffield on Friday night and has since been in critical condition in hospital.
Speaking today, Coldwell gave an encouraging update from Wilson’s brother Marvin as the UK boxing world rallies around the likeable young fighter in arranging fundraising events to do what they can.
“Just had word from Jerome’s brother Marvin that he’s coughed, jumped and is breathing 90% for himself,” stated Coldwell.
“He’s not out of the woods, but the docs have said this is brilliant progress at this stage. Jerome is a fighter and he is winning.”
He continued: “They’re going to be reducing his sedation bit by bit, but his is such positive news!
“There is a long way to go but he’s started moving!”
This latest news comes as a great relief to the British boxing community and the sport as a whole, with the main hope now being that Jerome makes the best recovery possible in the coming days and weeks.
A fundraising spar forms the main part of the efforts for Jerome Wilson as former British champion Curtis Woodhouse laces up the gloves against Tommy Coyle at the end of the month.
Woodhouse v Coyle takes place on Sunday, September 28th at Guild Hall in Hull. Tickets are available from coldwellboxing.com
Keep an eye out on the social media accounts of @DavidColdwell and @woodhousecurtis for donation details.
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