Canadian Boxing Champ Fights For Charity In Title Bout
CAYMAN ISLANDS (June 1, 2017) – Canadian boxing champ and Hamilton, Ontario hometown hero Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox will be fighting for both his belt and a cause with his title bout this weekend.
Wilcox is headlining a professional boxing event held by Three Lions Promotions at the Hamilton Convention Center on Saturday, June 3.
Wilcox, who is 16-2-1, will be putting his World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) Super Lightweight title on the line against Oscar Arjona from Mexico, who is 13-5.
A Sports Ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands, Wilcox will be donating a portion of his fight purse to the Have a Heart Cayman charity.
Have a Heart Cayman Islands partners with local and international organizations to subsidize and provide life-saving heart surgery to children around the world.
“With Steven’s generous commitment and continual efforts, he is helping to provide life-saving heart surgery to children around the world,” said Nicola Banks, Director of Health City Cayman Islands’ Canada Office.
The Co-Main Event will feature another Hamilton champion, current NCC and WBA Canadian Super Welterweight title holder Kevin Higson (10-1-0), taking on Martin Islas (12-2-1) of Mexico City, in an eight-round bout.
Wilcox most recently defeated Argentina’s Jorge Luis Rodriguez in a March 18 match resulting in a unanimous decision after an eight-round super lightweight contest held at the Powerade Center in Brampton, Ontario.
Wilcox was chosen to represent Health City Cayman Islands following a visit he made to Grand Cayman in January 2017 to participate in the Island Rumble boxing showcase, hosted by reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
While in the Cayman Islands, he toured the facility and met with children who were receiving life-saving cardiac surgery with the support of Have a Heart Cayman Islands.
Wilcox also took the opportunity to learn more about the hospital’s expertise in sports medicine, and met with Dr. Niranjan Nagaraja, Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at Health City Cayman Islands, who is skilled in providing minimally invasive procedures to patients with sports injuries.
Health City Cayman Islands has a Canadian office in Wilcox’s hometown base of Hamilton, which along with its board of Canadian Physician Advisors, facilitates Canadian patients receiving healthcare services at Health City Cayman Islands.