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Toledo boxer helps revive collapsed employee at weigh-in

Associated Press

Toledo — Boxer DeAndre Ware is being called “a real hero” after using his EMS training to revive an employee who collapsed at his weigh-in before a weekend fight in Las Vegas.

TopRank says Ware was undergoing his own medical checks with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Friday night when he helped assist the on-site doctors attend to a longtime TopRank coordinator who collapsed.

Toledo boxer DeAndre Ware, who is also a firefighter, helped revive an employee who collapsed during a weigh-in before a fight in Las Vegas during the weekend.

Ware, who is also a Toledo firefighter, said he “had to put EMS skills to work and do some CPR.” The 168-pound super middleweight said on Twitter that he was “Happy to say the guy was talking a bit and was alert headed to the hospital. I’m thankful! I feel I saved a life.”

TopRank spokesman Evan Korn told the Toledo Blade in an e-mail that Ware is “a real hero today, and all of Top Rank owes him a debt of gratitude.”

The Blade reports that in Saturday’s bout, super middleweight Steve Nelson kept his unbeaten professional record intact with a sixth-round technical knockout that dropped Ware’s record to 13-4-2.