A MAN has appeared in court accused of stabbing a Rotherham boxer in the neck.
Matthew Liversidge (32), of Town Lane, Rotherham, is accused of assaulting Chad Gaynor (30) on Churchill Avenue, Maltby, on Sunday (9).
Mr Gaynor suffered a knife wound to his neck and was airlifted to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.
Emergency services were called just after 11am on Sunday to reports that a man (30) was seriously injured on Churchill Avenue, a police spokeswoman said.
Liversidge was arrested shortly afterwards and was held on police bail.
He appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court yesterday (12) charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article, namely a folding pocket knife.
Liversidge entered no pleas and was remanded into custody.
He is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on June 9.
Mr Gaynor, who grew up in Thrybergh, remained in intensive care yesterday in a stable condition.
He fought his last professional bout in 2014 and had a record of 15 wins and two losses.