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GARTH WOOD

Australian Boxing Champion

NRL Rabbitohs National Rugby League Player

Garth was a professional NRL National Rugby League player for his beloved Rabbitohs.

Then turned his hand to professional boxing and in only his eighth professional bout

on January 11th 2010 Garth became the first winner of The Contender Australia

by defeating Kariz Kariuki by a split points decision after seven rounds.

The win earned him a fight with Anthony "The Man" Mundine.

Garth overcame Victor Oganov in the five round semi-final by a majority decision

and stopped Israel Kani in the second round of the quarter-finals

to reach the final against Kariuki.

Throughout the filming of The Contender Australia Garth was rated

a Super Middleweight along with all the other contestants.

Garth became close friends with Shaun and connected strongly

with his battle against CHD which motivated his training to defeat

Anthony "The Man" Mundine Shaun was right beside him every step of the way

and celebrated in the ring on his shoulders

on the night his dream became a reality.

Garth is passionate to find the cure to CHD

and help the heart kids all around the world.

The Shuan Miller Foundation

'We Help Mend Broken Heart's'

We Proudly Support the Australian of the Century

 Dr. Victor Chang O.A.M - Cardiac Research Institute Australia