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Meet Yahya Muhammad of FIGHT LIFE FIT in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yahya Muhammad.

Yahya, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My given name at birth is Johnie White. But do to my Islamic faith as a member of The Nation Of Islam, I am now Yahya Muhammad. I’m a professional boxer who started boxing at the age of 19. I always wanted my own fight gear as an amateur boxer, as well as support for my career choice from my mother. As an amateur, my mother didn’t attend any of my fights. But years later I turned pro and she attended my second professional boxing match and was proud. We talked about the idea of me starting my own FIGHT brand but the following year she passed due to complications from cervical cancer. Hence the birth of the greatest blend of cancer awareness and combat sports “FIGHT LIFE FIT”.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The biggest struggle for me is knowing that cancer awareness would’ve never been something I’d be involved in if it didn’t affect my mother. But I take pride in the fact that this work is being done in her honor, which helps on this journey.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the FIGHT LIFE FIT story. Tell us more about your organization.
FIGHT LIFE FIT is a blend of combat sports & cancer awareness. It started off as a just a brand, and now is a nonprofit organization. I specialize in self-defense, physical and mental wellness. The thing that I’m most proud about as far as my organization is concerned, is that I literally put my mother’s legacy on my back and I’m striving to keep her memory alive by helping/inspiring others.

What sets me apart is the sentimental value that I bring to the table. I can relate to a person who’s lost a loved one to terminal illness. Or someone who’s witnessing a loved one that’s currently going through a FIGHT with a terminal illness. I can relate. I know that feeling and trust me you’re not alone. FIGHT LIFE FIT is inclusive to everyone. Race and or age have nothing to due with it. I do what I do for different fights, in all aspects of life. And on one level or another everyone is a fighter in his or her own right. Whether it be financial, physical, mental or spiritual. Keep fighting to improve and be the best version of yourself. Stand strong, stand tall and FIGHT LIFE FIT.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe that luck good or bad plays a role in my business, more than I believe in pursuing a goal with the intention of following threw. I didn’t choose FIGHT LIFE FIT it chose me. My mother’s fight with cancer inspired the work I’m doing.

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Yahya Hothandz Muhammad my phone tripod.

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