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Helmand “The Savage Prince” Alekozai is an undefeated Afghan-Canadian professional boxer. He has a record of 9 -0 with 2 KOs. He’s won the Czech Welterweight Title and now campaigns in the super-lightweight division. Helmand started boxing at the age of 5 and competed in over 170 amateur bouts around Europe on the Czech National Team.

Join Helmand Alekozai In His Fight To End Cancer!

Helmand turned pro in 2015 shortly after his father lost his battle to stage 4 liver cancer. Since turning pro, Helmand has competed professionally in Czech Republic, China, England, and Canada. In 2021, Helmand lost his eldest brother Abaseen (age 30) to stage 4 colon cancer. While grieving, Helmand was involved in a life-altering, life-threatening car accident one month after the death of his brother.
The injures acquired had his right side of his body immobile. Suffering, a fractured scapula, 3 cracked pelvic bones, ruptured bladder, laparotomy, concussion (with stitches at the back of his head), and a tibial plateau fracture (injury to the right knee).
In this dark moment of Helmand’s life, he discovered the power of mental strength and fortitude.
This drive gave him the ability to regain his mobility through rehabilitation and hard work, to come back and win 2 consecutive come back fights in less than a year from his car accident. Prior to his last bout, Helmand lost one of his clients; Dr. Grace Yuen to cancer and Helmand dedicated his last bout to her in her honour.
Helmand plans to be the voice and raise awareness towards the Fight to End Cancer, and is planning to raise funds through bootcamps and seminars.

Photo Credit: Jeff Lockhart

How can you join Helmand in his Fight To End Cancer?

Helmand “The Savage Prince” Alekozai’s exclusive PUNCH OUT CANCER: Fight To End Cancer Fundraiser Boxing-Inspired Fitness Workshop takes place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 12-1pm at Kingsway Boxing Club (Jutland location).

The undefeated Afghan-Canadian professional boxer and Official Fight To End Cancer Ambassador, Helmand Alekozai, will be joining forces with The FTEC2023 Fight Team. Together they stand united to Fight The Fight That Affects Us All! With the goal of reaching $3 million in 2023, 100% of all KO Cancer Bootcamp proceeds go to research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer

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Help the #FTEC2023 Fight Team reach their goal of $3 million dollars before Fight Night! Use the link below to get to know the individual team members better and support them in their Fight To End Cancer! Defeat Is NOT An Option

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About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year-round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide.  Over $2,000,000 has been donated to date, since our inaugural year, in 2012.  Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala.  This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team.  Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners.  Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer, for a long and successful future for everyone.  This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto.

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at