LAS VEGAS — Toledo boxer DeAndre Ware is being heralded as a hero after helping to save a man’s life on Friday.
Ware, who is also a Toledo Fire and Rescue Department firefighter, was in Las Vegas for a fight with Steven Nelson.
At his weigh-in prior to the fight on Friday, Ware put his firefighter and EMT training to use when he jumped in to help an official with Top Rank Boxing who was in distress.
Ware performed chest compressions on the official until he could be taken to a local hospital.
According to ESPN, the man was suffering from an apparent heart attack when Ware and an on-site doctor intervened until help could arrive.
Ware tweeted about the incident shortly afterward expressing thanks that he was able to help save the life of the man.
On Saturday Ware lost his 10 round super-middleweight bout with Nelson when the referee stopped the fight in the sixth round.
DeAndre Ware wasn’t the only Toledo boxer on the card in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Undefeated heavyweight Jared Anderson, who goes by the nickname “the Real Big Baby”, fought in his third fight in three months against Rodney Hernandez.
Anderson was 5 and 0 going into the fight, with 5 knockouts so far and has been turning heads in the boxing world.
Anderson was able to win his sixth professional match when the fight was stopped in the fourth round after Anderson knocked Hernandez to the canvas.