WHEN boxer Hayden Wright isn’t swinging punches, skipping, or cornering chickens à la Rocky Balboa, he’s helping kids achieve their dreams.
H-Bomb, as he’s known, has a fledgling boxing career that’s already earned him a heavyweight title and some headlines, but behind the scenes he’s spent four years as a social worker with Activ Foundation .
Wright helps disabled clients build self confidence by bringing them to train with him at the boxing gym.
Recently Wright helped to fulfil the dreams of one of his clients, 15 year old Matthew Brandish, who wanted to meet WA boxing legend Danny Green.
Wright sometimes trains with Green, so he arranged for Brandish to meet his hero after a session.
“I love working with kids with disabilities — my reward is the smile on their face,” says Mr Wright.
He’s currently training for his next fight on Friday (July 22) – a four-round eliminator for the state title against Zac Letufuga at Metro City.
by TRILOKESH CHANMUGAM