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Hometown: Highbridge, Bronx NY
What do you love about boxing? How did you get into training? What are you fighting for?
I love that boxing teaches real life lessons and metaphors that anyone can apply in other areas of their lives, Boxing Teaches the importance Discipline, work ethic, and the importance of facing your fears and challenges head on.
In 2001 My mom started a boxing promotional company called Honey B Boxing and entertainment, dedicated to the health and wellness of female professional boxers. Also In memory of the late Professional boxer and very close family friend Stephon Johnson, Steph was most known for his fight against a young 2-0 Roy Jones Jr. He tragically was knocked out by Vaden in 1999 and never regained consciousness.
An autopsy showed he died of a “closed head injury and left subdural hematoma with multiple complications,”.I began officially boxing in 2013 after I Completed my student athlete career at Morgan State University, Making a smooth transition from Division One Football to Amateur Boxing Competition. I have trained and fought in every serious gym in NYC including Gleason’s Gym, Mendez gym, and Morris park boxing club. I study the sweat Science under the tutelage of Bobby Miles (The great Ezzard Charles’ blood relative) and had the pleasure of training with legends from Iran “The Blade” Barkley to Aaron “Superman” Davis. I am fighting for a legacy, I want to make my mark on this Earth through all the people I am able to inspire, pass valuable knowledge to, and help through their fitness journeys. I’m also fighting to leave my legacy in the fight game where ever that may take me as a professional fighter or more.
Describe your style of teaching
Ill take you through a 6 minute warmup, with 40 minutes of hard work, with a 30 second active rest in between rounds and a yoga style cool down. My style is tough, Fun, and motivating. Never boxed before? don’t worry! During the warm Up we learn all our punches, exercises and cues that we will be doing throughout the rounds. Then we start our rounds!
Favorite type of music to play during class?
Hip Hop, Soul, RnB, Pop
2016 Metro NY USA BOXING Champion
2017 Golden Glove Quarter finalist
2019 Ring masters Quarter Finalist
Co Founder of Non Profit Organization- Silent Voices United