WBU champion Yahu ‘Rock’ Blackwell will show his support for Cameroon

Updated: November 10, 2015
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Bristol, CT – There’s not much to dislike about Rock Blackwell. He’s a young and talented boxer, but an ever better person.

On June 5, 2016, Blackwell will partner with the My Sister Cares Foundation to help begin the first orphanage in Cameroon, Africa. He has become the leader of the “The Covenant,” which is a Hebrew organization in Jerusalem, and their mission is to rebuild and heal the land.

He was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, but his heritage resides in Or Yehuda, Israel. Blackwell believes that his calling is to help restore his people, and he’ll begin by making a trip to Cameroon.

Both Blackwell and the My Sister Cares Foundation will team up to supply food, clothes, shoes, toys, books and gas to the children and families of Cameroon. He will also be holding a boxing seminar while in the country, where he will be honored by the Cameroon Boxing Federation for what he did.

The First Lady of Cameroon is expected to be in attendance to possibly do a traditional royal dressing for what Blackwell is doing for the country. Something that would surely be a humbling experience for the young boxer.

He will be re-entering the ring on Dec. 6 of this year in Bethnal Green, London, where he will compete for the World Boxing Union (WBU) Jr. World Championship. He is 15-0 in pro international bouts, and is now ranked 10th overall by the WBU and International Boxing Union (IBU).

Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He has written for ESPN.com and is currently a digital editor at the SEC Network. He has covered the Washington Redskins for FanSided, and he has also covered high school basketball for Rivals.com and the Mechanicsville Local newspaper. Josiah is from Chesapeake, Va., and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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