The World Boxing Council recognises as Honorary Champion Bridger Walker, a six-year-old boy from Wyoming, United States, who saved his sister from a dog attack, suffering severe injuries to the face and other parts of the body that required more than 90 stitches.
“We are honoured to name 6-year-old Bridger Walker, WBC Honorary Champion, for his brave actions that represent the best values of humanity. Bridger, you’re a hero,” tweeted the official World Boxing Council twitter handle.
The WBC recognised Bridger’s selfless attempt to save his sister after Nicole Walker, Bridger’s aunt, published that on July 9 her nephew prevented his sister from being bitten by a dog, regardless of his own safety.
Upon learning the story, WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán decided that a replica of the world champion belt will be sent to Bridger, along with a series of presents for him and his sister.
“At the WBC, we are truly and deeply honoured to name Bridger as our Honorary Champion for his fantastically courageous actions that represent the very best and most valiant values of humanity,” read the WBC official website.