Our People

WBC Cares is a worldwide organisation set up by the WBC to enable boxing to give back to society.

The WBC Cares UK team is made up of professionals from all walks of life, brought together by their love of Boxing & willingness to give their time to help those in need. Each team member is an expert in their field & is able to give unique assistance to our projects whilst also being able to draw in other professionals in their field when needed.

Read on below for more information on our unsung Champions...

Scott Welch  UK Chairman

Scott is a retired British professional boxer. As an amateur, Welch became one of the UK's ABA Heavyweight Champions. He travelled the world as a professional boxer, winning the Southern Area belt, the British, Commonwealth and WBO Intercontinental titles. In 1997, he contended the WBO World Title fight in Nashville, losing on points to Henry Akinwande. In the course of his career Welch had 26 professional fights, with 22 wins and an impressive 17 knock-outs.

In Guy Ritchie's bare-knuckle movie Snatch (2000) Welch played Horace 'Good Night' Anderson. His big fight scene with Brad Pitt has achieved notoriety, famously sending Pitt skyward.

Scott has gone on to pursue a successful second career in business and now spends much of his time dedicate to his role as Chairman of WBC Cares UK.

Dave Walker

Biography coming soon

Paul Davis

Paul has a wealth of business experience having worked with major corporation such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and KPMG. He has also set up and run his own highly successful internet retail business. Paul bring to WBC a wide range of skills encompassing project management, business organisation, marketing and IT.

Patricia Hanifan

Biography coming soon

Matt Etherington

Biography coming soon

Lee Iacovou  Web Designer & Developer

Lee is a Web / Graphic Designer & Web Developer from Brighton, East Sussex who has been assisting with WBC Cares UK since meeting Scott Welch upon walking into the Brighton & Hove Boxing Team gym 3 years ago as a part of the WBC Academy. As a professional with many years experience & a huge boxing fan the project has been a great fit for Lee, who says:

"WBC Cares UK is such a fantastic charity which mixes together several issues which are very close to my heart & provides assistance through Boxing, which is a huge passion of mine. My distant past saw me experience issues covered by our Youth at Risk program as well as homelessness & mental health issues. Whilst I am happy that these issues do not personally affect me anymore, it is very important for me to give back where I can & this is an excellent way to do so."

A message from our UK Chairman

“It is a huge honour for me to have been asked to help develop the WBC Cares program in the UK. Having had a successful career for myself, nothing brings me greater pleasure than to help develop the next generation of boxers & to be able to help our communities through the power of boxing & team spirit. We will be raising money for charities through events, fundraisers & sponsorship whilst also providing safer boxing training through our carefully prepared ‘Safer Boxing Programme’. This was a chance to become involved in a project & team which can really make a difference to peoples lives & one that I relish.”

We need champions!

If you feel you can help our cause, or you have a project that we may be interested in, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can help with many different aspects from helping Charitable causes to advising on the safest boxing gyms & trainers


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