Boy, 6, who saved sister from dog attack becomes heavyweight champion

Boy, 6, who saved sister from dog attack becomes heavyweight champion

- A six-year-old boy who saved his sister from a vicious dog attack has been rewarded by the World Boxing Council

- The council made Bridger Walker a world heavyweight champion for a day to celebrate his act of bravery

- When Walker battled with the dog, he sustained multiple injuries resulting in 90 stitches across his small body

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Bridger Walker, a six-year-old boy in the United States who saved his younger sister from a vicious dog attack, has been recognised by the World Boxing Council (WBC) as a world heavyweight champion for a day.

The young boy displayed bravery by grabbing his sister's hand and running with her to ensure she was safe. After putting his life on the line for his little sister, Walker said:

"If someone was going to die, it must be me, I'm the older brother."

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After the encounter with the vicious dog, the boy received 90 stitches throughout his body.

Bridger Walker: 6-year-old boy saved sister from dog attack becomes heavy champion
Bridger Walker did not mind losing his life to ensure his younger sister lived. Photo credit: Ebony James, @nicolenoelwalker/Twitter
Source: UGC

Sharing the boy's inspiring story on her LinkedIn page, Ebony James wrote:

"It will remain in the official historical record of the WBC. For that one day, he was the best fighter in the world!" previously reported that Hollywood actor, Chris Evans, has proven he is not just a fictional superhero but also one in real life. The Captain America star melted hearts online and put a big smile on the face of Bridger.

After hearing about Bridger's heroic actions to save his sister, Evans reached out to him online:

"Pal, you're a hero, what you did was so brave, so selfless - your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you."

The Captain America star promised to send him an official Captain America shield for his courageous act because he deserved it.

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"Keep being the man you are, we need people like you," Evans continued. "Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough, but based on what I've seen, I don't think there's much that can slow you down."

Meanwhile, in other news, a man, Samir Mazaham, who hails from the United States, decided to test his luck in the Mega Millions.

He made a small mistake that panned out in the end. The 56-year-old man picked the five winning numbers and was set to walk away with $1 million - which is an estimated R16 million.

However, he accidentally bought an extra ticket with the same numbers on and it ended up doubling his winnings.

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