Jerome Wilson shows huge fighting spirit, now talking and understanding

Phil Jay 24/09/2014

Sheffield fighter Jerome Wilson has made ‘unbelievable progress’ from serious injuries and emergency brain surgery in the past couple of days, according to promoter and friend David Coldwell.

The 29 year-old, who was rushed to hospital following a knockout loss at Ice Sheffield twelve days ago, had been in an induced coma for days until making startling improvements recently.

Coldwell had previously stated that Wilson had opened his eyes and made movements, but that has now turned into more significant gestures and the ability to take in and process what is being said to and around him.

‘I can’t believe I have just had a conversation with Jerome Wilson,” said Coldwell on Tuesday, before following it up with: “He’s sat up, understands what is said to him and even keeps trying to lift himself off the chair. Making unbelievable progress today!

“I can’t believe that he even aplologized to me and asked me If I enjoyed the show. He brought us to tears. He is showing such determination. I am so proud of this warrior!”

Wilson was also informed by Coldwell of the fundraising efforts made by the UK boxing world since the incident on September 12 and was able to give a smile back as the likeable boxer continues his recovery.

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

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