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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Ron Rasul Bacote
Ron has been affiliated with Ike and Randy's Gym since its inception and has been boxing for over 35 years. Ron always gives young people at the gym his undivided attention and shows care for those that have developmental disabilities. Ron brings his positive energy and positive mental attitude to the gym every day.