I am from Istanbul Turkey and I reside in the Lower East Side, with my wife and 1 year old daughter. I train at Gleason’s Gym in Dumbo Brooklyn. I work as a property manager for a real estate firm. I have 3 fights with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss. I participated in the 2017 Golden Gloves. We had no parks to play in when I was growing up in Turkey, and the sports facilities were extremely limited. My parents forced me to play volleyball at age 12, and I ended up playing into my 30's. I know what it is like to be a kid and not have the right surroundings. I am fighting in May for the kids, so they can have exposure to a better environment and learn life changing skills. I had to overcome being new in the US when we moved here at age 18. Although most people are nice here, I still had to adapt to my new surroundings. My role model is my trainer Darryl Pierre. He is my mentor and trainer for over 2 years. I am so happy to be able to take what he teaches me in the ring outside.