Malik Zinad is a 26-year-old boxer who was born in Tripoli, Libya on November 19, 1993. Despite being raised in a country where boxing has been banned since the 1970s, Zinad’s father, a former boxer, secretly trained Zinad in the basement of their home. Ever since Zinad has been introduced to the world of boxing, he has been committed to becoming a World Champion.
By: Kirsten Kaiser
Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev is a 26-year-old emerging champion who was born on May 1, 1994 in Chechnya, a republic of the Russian Federation. Growing up across the street from a wrestling club, Chimaev first laid on a wrestling mat when he was just a year old. By the time he was 5 years old, Chimaev had begun his training to become a world class athlete.