Wilson Undergoes Life-Saving Surgery Following Ambomo Fight


Jerome Wilson has suffered a career ending injury after he was stretchered from the ring, following his fight with Serge Ambomo at Ice Sheffield on Friday.

Wilson was knocked down heavily in the sixth round of the fight and had to undergo life-saving surgery for a bleed on the brain. Coldwell Boxing will make a statement on the status of Wilson, who is currently in a critical condition in the coming days.

Wilson’s opponent, Ambomo, is likely to be called in front of the British Boxing Board of Control after his behaviour following the knockdown. The Cameroonian kissed the head of Wilson immediately after the incident, with Wilson down unconscious.

Credit must go first of all to Ambomo’s trainer, Glyn Rhodes, who swiftly put Jerome in the recovery position, and the paramedics and security at ringside, whose quick actions may well have saved Jerome’s life.

Also on the card, Chad Gaynor was halted in the fifth round by referee Richie Davies, after his right eye was slammed shut, in his clash with Ahmet Patterson for the vacant English Welterweight title.

Gaynor had been preparing for the fight in the tough gyms of Los Angeles, but Patterson was too good for him on the night, catching him regularly and not allowing Chad to settle properly into the fight.

Rossington’s Maxi Hughes overcame a late change of opponent, to win every round against Georgian Kakhaber Avetisian to claim the International Masters Super Featherweight title.

It was a mature and assured performance from Hughes, who will now be looking to force himself in to domestic title contention following this win over a game opponent in Avetisian.

Local favourites Dave Fidler and Ryan Fields were also victorious. Fidler stopped Damien Taggart in the second round of their clash, in what was Fidler’s final fight before retiring, whilst Fields came through a tear up with Ramon Levy-Vassie to win a four round points decision.

Rotherham’s Lee Appleyard came through a close fight with Jamie Quinn, winning 39-38 on points, whilst there were also points victories for Fergus Taylor, Jamie Hughes and the debuting Mark Weston.


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