Fight scene pledges cash for injured Sheffield boxer

Jerome Wilson v Serge Ambomo 12/09/14
Jerome Wilson v Serge Ambomo 12/09/14
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Well-wishers are working on ideas to raise money for the family of head-injury victim Jerome Wilson, who is thought to be in a coma.

There is talk of fund-raising events and even bucket collections at shows, including a Frank Warren show at Bethnal Green on Saturday.

Closer to home, Dave Fidler, a boxer from Shiregreen, wants to initiate a drive to help the 29-year-old in the city.

“My heart goes out to his family. I will be seeing Dave Coldwell and Ryan Rhodes to sort out some charity for him.

“I plan to run to Castleton from Sheffield and then cycle back. I did it before for my pal’s son who tragically died, raising a grand.

“I want to do the same for Jerome’s family.”

There are no shortage of fighters who are hoping for some positive news from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, where Wilson is being cared for.

Liverpool heavyweight David Price tweeted: “Just seen about Jerome Wilson’s injury. Rooting for him to recover quickly.”

Manchester trainer Bob Shannon added: “Get well soon and our prayers are with you and your family.”