News August 2014

WBU Champion Rock Blackwell Fights Against Hunger


By @Livefight

The World Boxing Union light heavyweight champion, Rock Blackwell, fight's for a much greater cause then himself. He uses his fist as a vehicle to give back to the community, to inspire, and restore hope. The champ understands the importance of being more than just a boxer, but making a difference. After a hard day at training camp, the light-heavy weight took to the streets of Baltimore, MD and spent a few hours serving the general homeless population with food and supplies.

Blackwell was humbled by the experience. The WBU champion is truly passionate about helping those who are in need and bonded with the less fortunate. Rock served dinners consisting of chicken breast/wings, french fries, coleslaw, soda and bottled water. He also prepared around 30 care packages consisting of toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouth wash, and deodorant.

“There is so much more to come. I'm God's soldier and I want to restore love into our communities," Blackwell said. "As God continue to bless me, I will go as his instrument to heal the land.”

The less fortunate citizens of Baltimore embraced the light heavyweight champion and were hopefully inspired by his words of inspiration. Rock believes that greatness is in everyone, it just needs to be nurtured.

“What I do for the people are great reminders for other athletes that we are to be a light for Christ in any way possible. We want the way we exercise our talent to reflect Christ," he said.

With such big year ahead; Championships, television deals, appearances and more, Rock vows to see about the people and will do all he can to help those around him.

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