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UPDATE: Canadian boxing champ fights for charity in title bout

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UPDATE: Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox beat over 12 rounds on Sat June 3 by Unanimous Decision to keep his World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) Super Lightweight title.

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 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 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 Centre 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.

About Health City Cayman Islands

Health City Cayman Islands, the vision of renowned heart surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Devi Shetty, is supported by two major healthcare organizations, and the U.S.-based Ascension, which is that nation’s largest faith-based and nonprofit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Health City Cayman Islands, which became only the second hospital in the Caribbean to receive the Joint Commission International’s “hospital accreditation” and in record time, provides compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services in a world-class, comfortable, patient-centered environment. Offering healthcare to local, regional and international patients, Health City Cayman Islands delivers excellence in adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac electrophysiology, medical oncology, orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric endocrinology, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery, neurology, interventional neurology and neurodiagnostics, neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, gynecology, urology, colorectal surgery, dental, sleep lab and pulmonology services.

For further information, visit www.healthcitycaymanislands.com.

About Have a Heart Cayman Islands

Have a Heart Cayman Islands is committed to saving the lives of children around the world, regardless of social or socioeconomic status, race, gender or religion. The organization facilitates lifesaving cardiac procedures for impoverished children in a state-of-the art, world-class hospital in the Cayman Islands. Have a Heart Cayman Islands is a registered nonprofit organization. Every cent raised by Have a Heart Cayman Islands goes directly to the delivery of lifesaving healthcare for children. No funds are diverted to administration or overhead.

For further information, visit www.haveaheartcayman.com.


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Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox following his win on March 18 in Brampton, Ontario.


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Canadian boxing champ Steven Wilcox with children who received lifesaving heart surgery at Health City Cayman Islands.

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