The Ghanaian Gladiator
Born in Accra, Ossie is a Ghanaian professional boxer, whose career has spanned over 3 decades (1990's/2000's/2010's).
He has won the Ghanaian lightweight title, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Pan-European welterweight title, WBF European Welterweight Title, United States Boxing Association (USBA) Atlantic Coast Region middleweight title, Commonwealth welterweight title, and Commonwealth light middleweight title, drew with Eromosele Albert for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Continental Africa light middleweight title, and was a challenger for the Commonwealth lightweight title against David Tetteh, World Boxing Organization (WBO) North American Boxing Organization (NABO) middleweight title against Fernando Guerrero, and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver middleweight title against Avtandil Khurtsidze.
Ossie is extremely kid-friendly and prefers to have the kids start young. His patience and his friendly smile keeps the kids interested and keep them coming back. Ossie is always in the gym to teach someone the basics or take them to the next level. Click on the Ossie Duran Photo Gallery below for a look at Ossie's Professional career.
Ken has been in the fight game for over 30 years; starting when he was 21 years old when he fought in the 1978 NYC Golden Gloves with four wins but lost in the sub-novice 160 lb. Quarter Finals. Back then, he fought with no head gear and ten ounce gloves. Ken had approximately 20 "White Collar" bouts mostly at Gleason's gym including two fights in England representing Gleason's Gym v. The Fight Club, Ken scored a knock-out in both bouts. After hundreds of rounds sparring everybody at Ike & Randy's, Ken decided to become a Trainer at Ike's. Ken has trained NJ Golden Glove Champions and enjoys working with Ossie Duran, the Head Trainer. Ken is also an Official with USA Boxing.
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Mike Cupak started boxing at Ike and Randy’s back in 2000. He fought in the Diamond Gloves and Golden Gloves, winning the Diamond Gloves representing Ike and Randy’s. Mike studied under great trainers such as Lenny De Jesus, Don Turner and Aroz Gist. Mike has been training professional and amateur boxers for the past 8 years including Joey Dawejko, Ray Serrano, Michael Farenas, Marvin Mabait and Ossie Duran to name just a few.