WBC Cares

Posted on 10th Apr 2013 - Frederikshavn

WBC Cares

Charity visit: Braekhus, St. John to share fighting spirits with children on Thursday

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) and world title challenger Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) will conduct a special charity visit on Thursday morning at 10.30 am. As part of the global WBC Cares Charity Program (“Big champions support little champions”), they will share their fighting spirits with the children at Sygehus Vendsyssel. “WBC World Boxing Cares reaches across oceans and over mountains to embrace the needy,“ said Jill Diamond, Chair of WBC Cares. “Boxing is a global sport, and we use our platform to do good as well as showcase our wonderful athletes. Champions Cecilia Braekhus and Mia St. John are articulate spokespeople for our goal - to inspire courage by example. Boxing teaches us that we may loose, but we never surrender, and we always come back! Cecilia and Mia will be sharing their fighting spirits with these children.”

The First Lady is looking forward to the visit. “It is an honour to support the WBC Cares program and I hope that our visit will put a smile on the children´s faces and give them some energy to keep on fighting.”

The Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord also features Erik Skoglund vs. Luke Blackledge (WBC Youth Light Heavyweight Title) and Mateusz Masternak vs. Sean Corbin (WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Title). Micki Nielsen, Dennis Ceylan, Torben Keller, Dennis Ceylan, Rashid Kassem and Kristoffer Storm will be flying the flag for Denmark, with Swedish amateur star Anthony Yigit making his professional debut. Tim-Robin Lihaug and Oscar Ahlin will add another chapter to the Norwegian-Swedish rivalry. TV3+ will broadcast from 21:00-1:00. The undercard will be on TV3 Sport 2 (18:00-19:30) and TV3 Sport 1 (19:30-21:00). Tickets are available at www.arenanord.dk.

In 2006, the WBC, under the leadership of President Jose Sulaiman, proudly launched WBC World Boxing Cares. The program acknowledges all those little champions around the world that serve as an example of courage and heroism. The initiative consists of a world campaign in which boxing personalities, especially world champions, visit children’s hospitals , orphanages and youth centers, to encourage them to keep up the fight. These sport celebrities have shown by example, that there is always the possibility to succeed, no matter what the battle or the odds. More information is available on www.worldboxingcares.com.

(Picture: Photo Wende)

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