© Emily Harney
Peter Manfredo, Jr.helps 12-year-old Cameron Wheeler, of Johnston, RI, put on boxing gloves for the first time this afternoon at Manfredo's Gym in Pawtucket, RI. Wheeler, the cousin of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Dan Wheeler, suffers from a rare brain tumor that doctors have tried to remove three times.
Cameron will be attending his first boxing show on Thurday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, "Tough & Tested," featuring Manfredo, runner-up in The Contender I, versus The Contender III winner Sakio Bika for the vacant IBO super middleweight championship.
Cameron was very confident about the outcome of the fight saying, "I KNOW Peter will win this one." Go to www.cesboxing.com for more about "Tough & Tested."