If you are looking for added inspiration to your day, your sport and your overall life, Baxter Humby is the man to help you. “The One Arm Bandit” Baxter Humby will receive an award for his dedication to Combative Sports in Winnipeg at the Professional Boxing Event, High Stakes Havoc on April 30, 2015.
Baxter Humby, two-time World Kickboxing Champion known as “The One Armed Bandit” lost his right arm from the elbow down at birth in Winnipeg after becoming entangled with the umbilical cord. He is the only man in the world to win world titles with just one arm.
Baxter is the current IMTC (International Muay Thai Council) World Super Welterweight Champion. He holds a number of title belts including WMC Intercontinental Super Welterweight Champion (2011, featured on ESPN Sportscenter top 10 Highlights with his first round knockout),WBC Super Welterweight National Champion (2010), IKKC USA Kickboxing Champion, IMTC World Middleweight Champion and IKBA International Kickboxing Champion.
In 2012, Humby was nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability, after he knocked-out Dominic Zedov in the first round, by a kick to the solar-plexes, sending Zedov clear across the ring.
His interest in sports led him to take up running at age 11 and martial arts at 17. He ran for the Canadian National Track Team in Barcelona in 1992 and in Berlin in 1994.
Baxter won the Canadian Super Welterweight Kickboxing Championship in 1996, and in 1997, moved to California to pursue a professional kickboxing career. He currently trains with Muay Thai World Champion trainers, Master Tom Khamvongsa and David Huey, at the Muay Thai Academy in North Hollywood, California.
Baxter has been working as a stunt man in Hollywood since 1997 and has appeared in numerous movies including A Million Ways to Die in the West and Spiderman 3.
On April 30 during the High Stakes Havoc Professional Boxing event, Baxter Humby will be in attendance at the event and honored for his tremendous dedication to Combative Sports. Proud of his Aboriginal heritage, Baxter has shown his community that everything is possible. Truly an inspiration to everyone, this man brings sport to a new level.
Additional Fight Card Details:
High Stakes Havoc
Thursday, April 30th, 7pm
Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
Live Professional Boxing
April 30th, 2015 at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
You will see Olivia “The Predator” Gerula vs. Simone Da Silva Duarte of Brazil for the
WIBA World Title.
Heavyweights Jason Douglas of Red Deer vs. Wayne John out of Montreal.
A second Heavy weight tilt featuring Michael “Flash” Walchuk from Calgary vs. Vince Calio fighting out of Toronto.
Winnipeg’s Kyle Oliveira will take on Killer Jackson also making his way from Minnesota. Plus more exciting bouts to be announced.