Car Accident Sidelines Provincial Champ

He was supposed to be going to the Arnie Boehm Tournament in St. Catharines, but instead Josh Cameron was in a hospital along with his father Jimmy, brother Jamie, and two other friends.  The group were in a horrific car accident last Friday morning in Windsor.

Josh is a 3-Time Provincial Champion and earlier this year captured a Silver Medal at the Cadet National Championships.  On Friday his pelvic bone was shattered in two places along with his hopes for this year’s Provincials and next year’s National Championships.  He will be sidelined from any physical activity for at least the next 6 months, after completing the first phase of his surgeries this week.  Coach Margaret Canty could not believe the news on Friday, but says if anyone can come back strong, it is Josh.  “He’s really upset that he can’t compete for a while, but Josh is just a great kid and he’s in very good spirits,” said Canty earlier today.

Josh’s older brother Jamie miraculously came out of the accident unscathed, but unfortunately the others did not.  One friend suffered a broken pelvis and another suffered a broken jaw and ruptured spleen.  Father Jimmy Cameron reportedly is in “rough shape,” and will be in the hospital for some time.

On behalf of all its members Boxing Ontario wishes the Cameron family a speedy recovery and good health.  Thank you to those who organized and signed a tournament T-shirt for Josh – he has it hanging in his hospital room!  If you’d like to send your best wishes to the Cameron’s please contact the Border City Boxing Club at (519) 253.1578 or bordercityboxing@yahoo.ca

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