Star Opinion: Jerome wins hardest fight

Injured boxer Jerome Wilson, who is in hospital at the Royal Hallamshire.
Injured boxer Jerome Wilson, who is in hospital at the Royal Hallamshire.
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Sheffield boxer Jerome Wilson has made a remarkable recovery from the head injury that threatened his life.

In Saturday’s Star he speaks to us about how he faces his toughest fight to make a full recovery after having a section of skull removed to ease the pressure on his brain.

Jerome will go through three months of rehabilitation, and another operation to insert a metal plate into his head, before he is allowed back home.

But while boxing may have almost ended his life he also credits it with saving him because of his fitness levels built up by years of training.

The arguments for and against the sport are well made on both sides.

Jerome knows he will never box again but he is determined to remain in the sport and pass on benefits of discipline and fitness that it gives.

The dad of one is a hugely popular figure with hundreds of people rallying to his cause in the form of fundraising events and passing on good wishes.

Out of a potential tragic accident has come the very best side of human nature.

Jerome is making sure he cherishes life a little bit more after his brush with death.

We’re sure he’ll keep inspiring people in his new life outside the ring.

READ THE FULL STORY IN SATURDAY’S STAR