Hub Corporate social responsibility news Supporting Local Talent: Sponsorship of Fabio Wardley Supporting Local Talent: Sponsorship of Fabio Wardley DPL Group is proud to sponsor rising star Fabio Wardley, an undefeated professional heavyweight boxer who just so happens to be from our hometown of Ipswich! Will Jack Marketing Coordinator and Content Producer 10 August 2023 3 min read In the world of professional boxing, talent often shines brightest when it’s nurtured and supported from its very roots. As a company with a strong commitment to its local community, DPL Group understands this sentiment all too well. Over the past three years, the DPL Group have had the distinct honour of sponsoring and supporting a rising star in the heavyweight boxing arena – Fabio Wardley. Fabio is no stranger to the spotlight. As a promising heavyweight prospect, he has faced formidable opponents such as Dan Azeez and Dennis Lewandowski, demonstrating his undeniable talent and determination in the ring. Fabio has fought in prestigious venues such as the O2 Arena in London. His previous and upcoming fights have been screened live on Sky Sports Boxing – if you look closely, you’ll see our logo on his kit! One unique aspect of this sponsorship is that one of our employees not only serves as Fabio’s close friend but also takes on the role of his ring trainer. “It is a pleasure to support and sponsor such a great local talent. Investing in the Ipswich community is core to our business beliefs.” Vincent Langley, Director at DPL Group This statement underscores the DPL Group’s commitment to not only backing individual talent but also investing in the growth and prosperity of our local community. On April 1st, 2023, Fabio achieved yet another impressive milestone in his career by securing the title of the new WBA Continental heavyweight champion after defeating Michael Coffie. He emerged victorious in the fourth round by TKO. He defended his British heavyweight title for the first time with an impressive seventh-round stoppage of David Adeleye in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, on October 28th, 2023. His undefeated streak remains intact, now standing at an awe-inspiring 17-0, 15 of them by knockout. Looking ahead, the future holds boundless potential for Fabio Wardley, and DPL Group are excited to continue being a part of his remarkable journey. As he steps into the ring, we’ll stand in his corner, not just as sponsors, but as advocates of his pursuit of greatness.