Jerome Wilson opens eyes, improves further (donation details)

Phil Jay 20/09/2014

Sheffield fighter Jerome Wilson continues to show progress after suffering a serious head injury eight days ago in a bout against undefeated Cameroonian Serge Ambomo.

The 29 year-old, who had eight wins from eleven pro bouts before the incident, underwent a brain operation last weekend and had been in critical condition before recent developments.

Earlier in the week, Wilson began to make movements and was ‘90% breathing on his own’ as stated by his promoter David Coldwell, who has now given a further update to the condition of his charge.

“Another day of huge improvement for Jerome Wilson! Eyes open, always reacting to voices movement down the left hand side. Fighting hard,” said Coldwell, who has been constantly in touch with worried boxing fans to give news on Wilson.

In a statement released through Coldwell Boxing, Jerome’s family thanks everyone for their kindness during this worrying time, along with sending out the picture above: 

‘Support has been overwhelming so far. family and friends know it is a long road to recovery but are awaiting to picture these scenes again soon with Jerome and his daughter Serenity.’

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

To make a donation to the Jerome Wilson Fund use the following account details:


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