The brother of a boxer left fighting for life after a horror punch is preparing to go into the ring himself - to raise money for charity.
Marvin Wilson, aged 29, from Arbourthorne, was ringside when his brother Jerome was knocked unconscious four months ago.
Jerome, nearly 30, underwent emergency brain surgery and medics warned his family and friends to prepare for the worse.
He spent 10 weeks in hospital and is due to have another operation next month to insert a titanium plate into his skull.
But despite the brush with death, Jerome’s brother Marvin has volunteered to take part in a ‘White Collar Boxing’ match for Cancer Research UK.
He said he is dedicating the fight to his brother.
“I’d like to help be apart of raising some decent cash for a very good cause, I’m sure we have all lost love ones to cancer so let’s all help researchers do their jobs,” said Marvin.
“I’d also like to dedicate my fight to my brother Jerome, who has come a very long way fighting the fight of his life. He can no longer box again, so he wants to laugh at me dancing around in the ring.”
White collar boxing involves people in mainly ’white collar’ professions, who have never fought before, training for a bout.
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Marvin’s charity fight is to be held at The Octagon Centre on March 28.
“Jerome has given me his backing and will be there on the night supporting me, like I did him for all his fights,” he said.
“After what happened to Jerome I never wanted to go anywhere near a ring again at first but this is for a good cause.”
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Marvin-wilson1 or text MWIL to 70070 and the amount.