Born and raised in BK, Hughes is a long time boxing fan who counts Joe Louis as a personal hero.
He’s now making the transition from spectator to participant because of a dare from friends. With friends like those, who needs enemies, right?!
As someone who welcomes challenges and pushing himself, like recently running his first marathon, Hughes looks forward to training for his first bout. He’s been successful at overcoming obstacles and adversities, including those levied by the economy, from day one, so he’ll no doubt be dedicated and driven to succeed in this pursuit.
A witty and energetic father of two who gives everything of himself to his family, it’s no surprise Hughes considers them his greatest accomplishment.
Additionally, charity has also played an important role in his life as he volunteers his time as a basketball coach for middle school students in Crown Heights.
A man with a go-getter attitude who doesn't use excuses as a crutch, Hughes hopes to inspire all the folks he comes across to embrace the same ideal.