Former Boxing champion fighting for her life after falling down stairs

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Former Boxing champion fighting for her life after falling down stairs

Rachael Buckland with her husband Mitchell on their wedding day (Picture: Wales News Service)

An-ex boxer has suffered bleeding on the brain and is fighting for life after falling down some stairs.

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Rachael Buckland, a former Welsh bantamweight, suffered a fractured skull after she hit her head on the floor at her home in St Mellons, Cardiff.

The mum-of-two was left in a coma after undergoing brain surgery on Thursday, and the family are now playing ‘ the waiting game’.

Her husband Mitchell Buckland, 23, is also a professional fighter and has been holding a vigil at her bedside at the University Hospital of Wales.

Rachael Buckland, A top woman boxer who is fighting for her life after falling down a flight of stairs in a freak accident. Former champion fighter Rachael Buckland, 25, fractured her skull after taking a tumble on the stairs at her home. The mum-of-two is in a coma after having brain surgery - and her family say they are playing

Rachel is in a coma fighting for her life (Picture: Wales News Service)

He said: ‘It’s just a waiting game now so still praying but she’s stable. Please everyone say a prayer for my wife. She is fighting for her life.’

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Rachel met her husband while training together at St Joseph’s boxing gym in Newport, Gwent.

Rachel, 25, took time away from her boxing glory after giving birth to children Lorenzo, 2, and one-year-old Ella-Rose.

Tony Borg, boxing coach at St Joseph’s, said: ‘The doctors were hoping the swelling would go down on its own but overnight on Thursday Rachael had an emergency operation. She’s stable but it’s a waiting game at the moment.

Rachael and Mitchell Buckland - A former Welsh boxing champion is in a coma fighting for her life after falling and fracturing her skull.nRachael Buckland, 25, was getting ready for bed at her St Mellons home when she lost her footing and fell down the stairs on Wednesday night.nMrs Buckland suffered a bleed on the brain and is currently in an induced coma at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.nThe former bantamweight Welsh champion is married to undefeated Celtic boxing champion Mitchell Buckland, 23. The couple have two children ¿ two-year-old Lorenzo and one-year-old Ella-Rose.nTony Borg, a coach at St Joseph¿s boxing gym in Newport where the couple met, said: ¿She was at the top of the stairs when she lost her footing and fell.n

Rachel took time out from boxing to have her two children (Picture: Wales News Service)

‘Mitch is distraught – he can’t speak. He’s at the hospital with all the family.

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‘They are a young couple with two young children. What they are going through now is unreal.’

Friends and colleagues at the Tom Toya Lewis pub Rachael worked in are holding a fundraising day for her on Wednesday, October 19.

A JustGiving page has also been set up to raise £5,000 to help the family.