A BOXER stabbed twice through the chest during a knife attack said he would have been 'dead' had he not been a trained fighter.

Jon DP Shaw, speaking through his public Facebook page, said he believes his boxing skills helped save his life during an alleged knife attack on an industrial estate in Sherriff Street in Worcester.

The heavyweight boxer, who has a young son, is still recovering in Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester in the aftermath of the attack on Saturday morning with one witness saying Mr Shaw fought off two men, knocking one unconscious.

As previously reported, two men have appeared in court charged with attempted murder after the 33-year-old city dad was stabbed twice in the chest, suffering a collapsed left lung with the blade narrowly missing the arteries near his heart.

Worcester News: RECOVERING: Jon DP Shaw pictured in Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester in an image shared by him on his public Facebook page in the aftermath of an alleged attack which has seen two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder RECOVERING: Jon DP Shaw pictured in Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester in an image shared by him on his public Facebook page in the aftermath of an alleged attack which has seen two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder (Image: Facebook of Jon Shaw)

Mr Shaw walked up Newtown Road, a distance of nearly two miles, before presenting himself at A&E with injuries described as 'life-threatening'.

Mr Shaw, who has a three-year-old, said in a public Facebook post: "There is no place for this kind of sickening behaviour in our community. Attempting to take me away from my son.

"I am however happy that it was me in the position and not somebody else. I have no doubt that should I have not been trained, I would be dead now."

In another post, shared with friends and followers, he said: "Still here. Built different."

Mr Shaw is said not to be supporting any prosecution.

The blade involved is understood to be a large kitchen knife and a witness said verbal threats were also made against Mr Shaw during the incident.

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As previously reported, Daniel Smith, 36, of Cranham Drive in Warndon, Worcester was charged on Saturday with attempted murder, criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 and possession of a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.

David Smith, 34, of Raleigh Close, Dines Green, Worcester was also charged on Saturday with attempted murder and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Both men were remanded in custody when they appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday and are due to appear at Worcester Crown Court on July 1.

One witness, who declined to be named, said: "There was a whole lot of commotion - then I witnessed Jon get stabbed from behind with a large knife. Jon fought both of them off with his bare hands. One man was left unconscious at the scene. What went through my head? Fear."

Mr Shaw is a heavyweight boxer, boxing coach and promoter who lives in Worcester.