About


What:
There’s a dire need for an enhanced dedication to fitness across American communities. King Raheem’s Boxing and Cross-Training makes the sport of boxing accessible to the community of Stone Mountain, Georgia, along with surrounding areas in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Who: 
King Raheem’s Boxing and Cross-Training is founded by loyal boxing enthusiasts Zahir Raheem and Mac Lawson.

Why:
Improving health and decreasing disease is a task King Raheem’s is willing to take on. We strongly believe that adopting a consistent fitness routine will change your life for the better. Our goal is to make boxing fitness available to our community.

Where:
We’re located at 1900-J Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087 {off Highway 78 near Park Place Boulevard in the Dollar Tree shopping center}.

When:
We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM. We’re closed on Sundays.

For More Info:
Call 678.691.0014; email at info{at}kingraheems{dot}com; or send us a message.

 

Biographies of Founders

Zahir Raheem {Co-Founder}

Co-founder Zahir Raheem stumbled into a boxing gym at 11 years old while looking for a safe and positive way of channeling his energy. A spark was quickly ignited and boxing became a way of life for him as an adolescent.

With more than 200 amateur fights under his belt, Raheem was honored to participate in the 1996 Olympics. And, on November 16, 1996, he turned professional with a 4th round KO win over Clifford Watford. Being among the less touted of the ’96 U.S. Olympians, Raheem worked his way up the rankings slowly.

Raheem fought quite a few legendary fighters, including Erik Morales. He won by unanimous decision against Morales, winning Ring Magazine’s upset of the year for 2005, and earning himself a position as a lightweight contender. In addition, Zahir’s professional boxing career included winning the WBC Lightweight title.

Zahir’s current professional record stands at 30 wins, 3 losses with 17 knockouts.

Zahir Raheem’s passion for boxing and his inspiring personality has allowed him the opportunity to share his vast knowledge of boxing and boxing-fitness within his community.

Zahir states, “At King Raheem’s Boxing and Cross Training, we want to emphasize healthy living and fitness as a lifestyle. Boxing can benefit any age, gender, or fitness-level, all while being affordable.”

 

 

 

Coach Mac {Co-Founder}

Coach Mac has had a lifelong love of boxing and vividly remembers growing up watching ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier introduced him to the art and science of professional boxing.

After years of being a fan of the sport and being able to see the Holyfield vs. Tyson fight live in Las Vegas in 1996, Malcolm began positioning himself to learn more about the sport. In 2008, he had the opportunity to invest in a small gym in the Atlanta area. During that time, he learned more about the operational side of a boxing gym.

Malcolm also began using boxing as his primary form of fitness and started the process of getting into the best shape of his life. With the physical changes he noticed in his own body, he decided to become a boxing fitness trainer. In 2010, Malcolm attended the Advanced Boxing Fitness Trainer Program at the Boxing Fitness Institute in Sarasota, Florida.

As a lifelong business man, Malcolm also became very interested in the promotions side of boxing. So much so that in July 2011, he hosted his first boxing event at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia, called, “Touch’Em Up at The Tabernacle”. With this successful experience under his belt, Malcolm knew it was time to open a boxing facility that would introduce boxing to communities outside of the city of Atlanta.

Malcolm states, “My hope is that through the opening of King Raheem’s Boxing + Cross Training that boxing fitness will be accessible for all ages and skill levels in Gwinnett and Dekalb Counties.”