A PRIZEFIGHTER champion who suffered horrific injuries in a machete attack is set to get his boxing career back on track.
Glenn Foot, 26, almost lost his right arm when a blade sliced through his tendons and broke a bone during a street attack in Southwick.
The promising boxer feared his career was over after the incident in December – but his set to make a come-back next month.
Today he thanked the surgeons who treated him and medical staff who nursed him back to health.
“I can’t thank the medical people enough for what they did for me,” said Glenn.
“It happened about 4pm on the afternoon and within hours they were operating on me and saving the arm.”
Glenn, from Marley Pots, was in the Grosvenor Road area of Sunderland when the attack took place. It is also believed to have included a fight involving a number of people.
The Echo understands no complaint about the incident was officially made to police and investigations have concluded.
The 26-year-old still bears the livid scars, but not only was the arm saved, the skill of the surgeons looks certain to ensure the welterweight makes a complete recovery.
“There’s all sorts of things that could have happened which would have impacted on my boxing,” he explained.
“I might have lost feeling or control in the hand, I might have struggled to have made a fist, I might have suffered pain when punching.
“But all those things are fine and I’m just looking forward to getting back into the ring now and making up for lost time.”
He added: “It’s just great to be boxing again. I need to be making up for lost time because I’m 26 now, not getting any younger, and I want to fighting for titles.
“It will be a good feeling to be back fighting again and I want to make the most of my career, I know there’s still a lot I can do.”
“I’m going to be on the Summer Rumble at the Stadium of Light and I can’t wait, but I’m fully aware that my career could have been over and done with now.”