Ross Burkinshaw visits a smiling Jerome Wilson in hospital (photos)

Phil Jay 02/10/2014

Commonwealth bantamweight champion Ross Burkinshaw paid a visit to Jerome Wilson on Thursday as his great friend continues to astound with his recovery from life-threatening injuries.

Wilson, 29, suffered an awful knockout on September 12 at Ice Sheffield and required emergency brain surgery. The fighter then spent time in an induced coma as boxing rallied behind Wilson, until recently beginning to make startling progress.

As seen in the pictures below, ‘Wipeout’ is delighted with the backing he has received from the entire UK boxing community and big pal Burkinshaw, who has been a driving force in fundraising attempts for Wilson.

The 28 year-old won the coveted 118lb strap via a split decision over Jason Cunningham at the Doncaster Dome after coming in at late notice last month, and has stated that he will dedicate his first title defence to Wilson.

“Jerome is so thankful and happy with all the support he has received and is so positive about the future,” Burkinshaw told World Boxing News.

“He is an inspiration to me for what he has done and has made me promise to defend my belt for him, which I certainly will do.”

Burkinshaw, nicknamed ‘The Boss,’ is right in the mix to face some of the bigger names in the division after putting together a four-fight winning streak since losing out to Gavin McDonnel in July 2013.

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