SBC Charity Boxing Championship raises funds for Oliver’s Wish Foundation 

The first SBC Charity Boxing Championship, in partnership with Oliver’s Wish Foundation, will see some of the biggest names in the gaming industry going toe-to-toe in the ring. 

The Championship was initially scheduled for April 2020 but could not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two years later, SBC and Oliver’s Wish Foundation are once again inviting the industry to enjoy the white-collar boxing night.

This unique event will be hosted by former England rugby star and TV personality James Haskell along with Sky F1 host Natalie Pinkham and takes place on 11 November 2022 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton on Park Lane, London with more than 500 guests.

Twelve familiar faces will be transformed from gaming industry executives into kings of the ring to raise funds for three charities supported by Oliver’s Wish Foundation. 

The card features six evenly-matched three-round bouts: Leon Thomas from Entain v Nick Wright from Bally’s Corporation; Mark Woollard from Banijay Brands v Rokas Daugirdas from BetGames; Boris Chaikin from iGaming v Luke Cousins from Koneksi Partners; and others.  

Oliver’s Wish Foundation was founded in memory of Oliver Dowling and it raises funds for a range of charities that are focused on the support of children and young people.

The money raised by the gaming industry at the SBC Charity Boxing Championship will be distributed to SUDC UK, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Chestnut Tree House.

Daniel Beard, one of the boxers and a driving force behind the Championship, said: “Oliver’s Wish Foundation continues to be a cause very close to my heart, and I wanted to do something special and innovative to help it raise funds.”

“The generosity of the industry was staggering previously, with people and companies contributing their time to help organise the event, so we hope for the continued support this time round by sponsoring the Championship or buying tickets. Between them, they will raise a fantastic sum for three very important charities.”

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, added: “This Championship was meant to be one of the most memorable events of 2020, but our plans were sadly crushed by the pandemic. However, we remained focused on making this Championship happen and are finally bringing it to you this November.”

“Oliver’s Wish Foundation is doing an admirable job in raising awareness and money for charities, and SBC is honored to support the organisation’s work. We are truly grateful and touched by the generosity that the gaming industry is showing.”

Companies supporting the SBC Charity Boxing Championship include Akur Capital, Amelco, Argyll Entertainment, Black Cow Technology, Bally’s Corporation, BanijayBrands, BetGames, Blueprint Gaming, Endorphina, Entain, Eyas Gaming, Eyecon, IGT, Koneksi, Microgaming, mkodo, Oakvale Capital, Parimatch, Partis Solutions, Pronet Gaming, Push Gaming, Random Colour Animal, Roxor Gaming, Soft2Bet, Square in the Air, Trustly, White Hat Gaming and Yggdrasil. 

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