HAYDEN ‘H-Bomb’ Wright delivered a nuke on Friday night, beating Jason Kennedy for the Perth metropolitan heavyweight title.
The Yangebup slugger traded hammer-blows with Kennedy from the first bell and the referee had to stop the fight in the third round after “Bam Bam” Kennedy took too much punishment.
“The fight got people off their seats, because we were trading blows and really going for it,” says Wright.
“Danny Green was ringside and he said it was an entertaining fight and I showed a lot of heart.
“I lost 20 kilos for the fight: it was quite an effort, but it paid off and I prevailed.”
Away from the ring, 30-year-old Wright is a caring soul and is training to be a nurse.
For the past five years he’s been a social worker for Activ foundation disability services.
Wright uses boxing to help clients like Matt Caple build confidence and social skills.
The pair have come to share a close bond and Caple is now a “boxing roadie”, an integral member of the backroom team.
Friday’s victory has earned “H-Bomb”—who is undefeated and has a 100 per cent KO record—a shot at the WA heavyweight title on May 13.
by STEPHEN POLLOCK