Boxer retains title while fighting for Cayman charity

| 23/06/2017
CNS Local Life

Steven Wilcox with well-wishers after the bout

(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ and Hamilton, Ontario, hometown hero Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox defended his belt while fighting for a cause during his recent title bout in Canada. A sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands, Wilcox is donating a portion of his fight purse to Have a Heart Cayman Islands.

Wilcox, who is now 17-2-1, retained his World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) super lightweight title by defeating Oscar Arjona from Mexico (13-6-0) in a unanimous decision.

Dan Otter, of promoters Three Lions, confirmed that the company will be donating all of the proceeds from the event, which took place Saturday, 3 June at the Hamilton Convention Centre, to Have a Heart, which partners with local and international organisations to subsidise and provide paediatric heart surgery.

“With Steven’s generous commitment and continual efforts, he is helping to provide lifesaving heart surgery to children around the world,” said Nicola Banks, director of Health City’s Canada office, in a press release from the medical facility.

Wilcox won all 10 rounds of the title match, which was a rematch between the two, following Wilcox’s loss in a controversial split decision in Mexico in December 2016.

Wilcox was chosen to represent Health City following a visit to Grand Cayman in January this year to participate in the Island Rumble boxing showcase, hosted by reigning World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

While in Cayman, Wilcox toured the medical facility and met with children who were receiving cardiac surgery with the support of Have a Heart.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Shout out and a huge ‘Thank You’ to Steven Wilcox for “having a heart”. Don’t know the guy but sure appreciate his gesture.