Wiped Out? is the groundbreaking, wonderfully human story of Jerome Wilson, the Sheffield boxer who suffered terrible brain injuries in a fight in September 2014. Written by Jerome with Mark Turley, this inspirational diary of a fighter’s return from the brink shines a light on boxing’s ultimate taboo.


This Saturday evening, 12th September sees the launch of the book at Waterstones in Sheffield city centre. Jerome and Mark will both be available for interview, will be talking about the book and signing copies – it’s free, and everybody is very welcome! (Please see event details below.)


Wiped Out? is far more than just another boxing autobiography. It is a near-universal story of life and death, transcending sport.

  • The book will be of special interest to boxing fans and anyone involved in the fight game.
  • Wiped Out? breaks new ground, meeting taboo issues head on.
  • Jerome Wilson’s story is the most personal written account of brain injury, recreating existential uncertainty and bizarre hallucinations.
  • How does massive brain trauma affect the human experience? To what extent do we create our own reality?
  • Features a foreword by Curtis Woodhouse – former professional footballer turned professional boxer and football manager.
  • Mark Turley and Pitch Publishing are donating all profits from the sale of this book to Jerome Wilson.


Launch event details:

Saturday 12th September6.30-7.30pm.

Waterstones, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FBS. Tel: 0114 272 8971.

Entrance is free, light refreshments available.


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Wiped Out? The Jerome Wilson Story