A MAN who was left brain damaged after being knocked out in the street believes he was injured in a boxing match with Chris Eubank Jr, a court heard.

The victim is unlikely to recover from the serious injury he suffered when teenager Jordan Taylor attacked him in the early hours of the morning.

The victim, who prosecutors say was clearly not behaving himself, was chased down by his attacker and knocked out with a hefty punch.

And as he lay prone on the ground the 19-year-old defendant, who was on a suspended sentence for similar violence, stamped on his prone body.

Taylor, of Austen Crescent, Liden, admitted assaulting the man in the early hours of Sunday October 29 when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court last year.

But he was due to face trial next month on the more serious GBH with intent, but the case has been brought back before a judge so he could change his plea to guilty.

The court was shown CCTV footage of the attack, which took place outside the British Heart Foundation shop on Bridge Street.

As a result of the attack the court was told that the victim suffered serious head injuries which will be life changing.

Colin Meeke, prosecuting, said “He is still quite ill and there is no prospect of a substantial recovery.

“He, at the moment, thinks this was as a result of a boxing match in Japan where he was boxing against Chris Eubank Jr.”

He said it was plain the victim was ‘acting very badly’ in the run up to the incident but Taylor chased him passed two or three shop fronts before landing the first blow.

And when the victim was flat out on the ground he said he landed a ‘relatively half hearted stamp’ to his body.

He said there was then footage of him having gone round the corner where he ‘high fived’ his mates.

Judge Robert Pawson said “He thought he had knocked him out, he didn’t realise he had taken his life from him: changed his life forever.”

Four months before the incident Taylor was put on a six month suspended sentence for another assault.

The court heard it for actual bodily harm where a man was punched outside a club in the early hours of the morning.

Judge Pawson adjourned the case to Thursday April 19 and ordered the probation service to compile a presentence report.

He said “You have pleaded guilty to an extremely serious offence.

“This matter passes the custody threshold which means, in case it is not obvious, is detained in a Young Offenders Institute.

“I don’t say that to cause you grief or upset your, I don’t want you to walk out thinking ‘Oh, he’s ordering a presentence report, that doesn’t mean I am going to go inside’.”