World Boxing Cares: Brighton & Hove
This week the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Dee Simson met Scott Welch, retired professional boxer, and former ABA Heavyweight Champion, when she visited a WBC community-based boxing project in Hove. WBC Cares is a world-wide organisation set up by the World Boxing Council to enable the boxing fraternity to give back to society. WBC Cares UK is dedicated to making a real positive difference to the lives of the UK’s younger generation, their families and their communities.
Scott Welch, UK chairman of WBC Cares and former ABA Heavyweight Champion said the Brighton scheme, which he helped set up, taught kids the fundamentals of life. He said: “We’re talking to them, we’re educating them, and we’re making them understand that there’s a lot more to life than being out on the streets.
An interesting clip
You can visit Brighton & Hove Boxing Team website if you would like to learn more. And if you would like to see a video which shows Scott Welch in a shot from the film Snatch, in which he ‘flips’ Brad Pitt in a bare fist fight, it is definitely worth a watch.