Luke Gibson took on a gruelling eight-week training programme and dieted before winning his contest to raise funds for Cancer Research UK
An ‘inspirational’ man with Down’s Syndrome has achieved his dream after being crowned winner of a charity boxing bout which he fought in memory of a family friend who died of cancer.
Luke Gibson took on a gruelling eight-week training programme and dieted before winning his contest in front of 25 family members and friends at a showcase event.
The 28-year-old from Mansfield, Notts, wanted to prove that ‘anyone can do it’ and his efforts in the ring raised more than £830 for Cancer Research UK.
Luke is so proud of himself for winning the fight he is getting a tattoo with the word ‘superhero’ on to remember it by.
Luke’s mum Denise, known as De, said her son has liked boxing for eight years and was inspired to step into the ring for a bout after he watched his brother-in-law take part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) event.