Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr visits The Pit martial arts, and helps train the "Iceman" Chuck Liddell.
Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is a retired American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion. Liddell has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Koei-Kan karate and kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Liddell holds the record with the most knockouts in UFC history at thirteen. Liddell had 23 fights in the UFC, and along with Randy Couture, is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment. On July 10, 2009, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Howard Edward Davis, Jr. (born February 14, 1956) is a retired world-class American amateur and professional boxer. Growing up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children, Davis first learned boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali, Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died. He was also awarded the "Val Barker Trophy at the Olympics, beating out such boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks.
He turned professional after the Olympics and went on to a professional record of 36–6–1 with 14 knockouts. He retired in 1996. As of 2009, he works as boxing director at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, where he trains both amateur and professional boxers and MMA fighters. He is also a motivational speaker and a musician.
Howard Davis Jr. Seminar at The Pit Martial Arts: https://youtu.be/1PGT7-vxyzM?list=PLZyffqGFEEkOSRd83ysfM0gwDwNwSkosg
Howard Davis Jr training Jake Shields and Court: https://youtu.be/CU9lWOVLVJA?list=PLZyffqGFEEkOSRd83ysfM0gwDwNwSkosg
Howard Davis Jr training Charlie Blanchard at The Pit Martial Arts: https://youtu.be/ZYGTd8R6A_c?list=PLZyffqGFEEkOSRd83ysfM0gwDwNwSkosg
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