Injured Sheffield boxer supports his brother in charity fight

Marvin Wilson, in red, with his brother Jerome Wilson, who was left fighting for life after a fight last year
Marvin Wilson, in red, with his brother Jerome Wilson, who was left fighting for life after a fight last year
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The brother of a boxer left fighting for life after a horror punch has proved a knockout for charity.

Marvin Wilson, aged 29, from Arbourthorne, stepped into the ring to raise cash for Cancer Research UK - just six months after his brother Jerome, 30, almost died after being floored in a bout at Ice Sheffield.

Marvin was ringside when Jerome was knocked out and remained at his bedside as he battled to pull through.

Jerome’s relatives were told to prepare for the worst.

But six months later the roles were reversed and Jerome was ringside supporting Marvin in a charity fight.

Marvin went all three rounds and was declared the winner of his fight, which raised £213.

He said: “With what happened to Jerome I was concerned leading up to the fight but once I got into the ring the tension went and I enjoyed it .

“It was great having Jerome in my corner.

“He was in the changing rooms with me giving me words of advice and he was in my corner during the fight telling me what to do .

“I am going to keep up the training but won’t be having any more fights - I just wanted to do my bit for charity.”

Jerome spent 10 weeks in hospital after he was knocked out and is waiting for an operation to insert a titanium plate into his skull to replace the bone surgeons removed during his live saving surgery.

Surgeons had to create space for his swollen brain space to expand.

They also placed him in an induced coma to give his brain time to recover.

“Jerome is doing well but it’s just a waiting game now for the second operation,” said Marvin.

“Once that’s done and he recovers from that he can get on with rebuilding his life and getting back to work again.”

Jerome is hoping to resume his career as a personal trainer and carve out a new career for himself as a boxing coach.