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Community Spotlight: Ali Ahmed (Dreamland Boxing)

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  • August 19, 2020November 14, 2021

Hey everyone, I’ll be putting out a weekly series to highlight some of the trainers, boxers, runners, and other members of our community. This week’s feature is on Dreamland Boxing‘s own Ali Ahmed!


King Ali Ahmed Dreamland

This week’s Community Spotlight feature is on Ali Ahmed, a professional boxer at Dreamland Boxing. Ali is the most disciplined athlete I’ve ever met – he stays in shape year round and never fluctuates in weight. In this interview, we discuss his amateur career, winning the Golden Gloves, the Olympic Trials, his diet, training during Ramadan, and adapting to the current shelter-in-place.

00 – Introduction – Ali Ahmed
01 – Why Ali Started Boxing
02 – Ali wouldn’t eat until he was allowed to box
03 – Ali on Training for his First Amateur Fight
04 – Ali on Training for the Golden Gloves
05 – Ali on Winning the Golden Gloves
06 – The Following Year – Ali Fights a Teammate
07 – The Olympic Trials
08 – Training Camp
09 – Training for Pro Fights
10 – Ali on Sparring
11 – Jesse Lining Up Sparring Partners
12 – Ali on His Nutrition
13 – Ali on Never Missing Weight (and the one time he came close!)
14 – Ali’s 1AM Runs During Ramadan
15 – Ali on Adapting to the Quarantine
16 – Wrapping Up Interview

Upcoming: I have a list of boxers, coaches, and runners coming up! (Don’t want to spoil anything yet) If you’re interested in being interviewed, please contact me at

See our prior Community Spotlight Features here:
7/31/2020: Veronica Cruz (Downtown Yoga Shala)
8/5/2020: Sara Koshfam (Dreamland Boxing)
8/12/2020: Alex Rodriguez (Dreamland Boxing)