Rising Brooklyn Super Bantamweight Khalid Twaiti discusses balancing boxing and education and upcoming outing on DiBella Entertainments Broadway Boxing series at the Sony Hall
Highly rated Super Bantamweight prospect Khalid Twaiti returns to the ring on April 10 as he features on DiBella Entertainment's first time edition of Broadway Boxing from the Sony Music Hall in New York City, New York.
Twaiti is a product of the famed New York amateur boxing system, becoming a standout in the bantamweight division and winning numerous amateur tournaments.
Now a professional, Twaiti, of Yemen descent, like Sadam Ali, gave an assessment on his career so far in the pro ranks.
Twaiti said, “I’m learning every day and I’m adding to the skills I have. I believe the sky is the limit and I’m putting in the work in the gym to hopefully pick up a title of some sort this year as I believe I can get to title level before the year is out.
“I’m really excited to be boxing at Time Square’s Sony Hall and thanks to Lou DiBella for getting me on the show. I can guarantee that everyone will see the best version of me yet and I’m looking to put on an explosive performance so I can be a mainstay of Broadway Boxing in New York City.”
Twaiti is no fool, having gained a degree in business from Long Island University, Brooklyn. The Super Bantamweight discussed balancing education with a full-time amateur and now professional boxing career.
“It was a lot of hard work to do,” he said. “Especially when you’re fighting regularly in the amateurs and trying to study for a degree at the same time. I managed to do it but it involved a lot of dedication and drive to do it.
“Now I have completed my education I can give my full focus to the professional game. It’s important to have something to fall back on in boxing and that’s why I went to college prior to turning professional. I could get away with boxing amateur and going to school but you need to give the pro game your all and I didn’t want distractions from college to stop my progression as a pro.
“Boxing is not a long career and it can end in an instant, so you have to plan for the future and have something to fall back on. That is why I decided to go to college so I will always be good in life with or without boxing.
“My focus now, however, is progressing and learning every day and I feel that I have the right people around me to be able to do that and go on to success inside the ring.”