Peoria Native Turns Pro Boxer By Chama St. Louis Community Organizer

Born and raised in Peoria Illinois, Anthony Holloway knew from an early age he wanted to be a boxer. He started training to fight when he was ten years old as a means to protect himself from being bullied. 

In March of 2019 he joined Knocked Out Kings Boxing under the training of Coach Rob Bell, quit his 9 to 5 job and made the decision to turn pro. 

Holloway is a MMA veteran and holds multiple Brawl For All Championships. 

Recently he was signed as a cruiserweight to Carden Combat Sports and BG Sports Entertainment. He made his pro boxing debut on the Showtime undercard in June of 2019. 

In September of 2019, Holloway had his first knockout of his career when he defeated Wayman Carter during the main event of the LFC fight night with the Kansas Combat Coalition, with a second round knockout.  

Anthony hopes to become a successful boxer and use his platform and resources to provide services for the generation after him to learn and train to be boxers at no cost. 

Anthony advises anyone wanting to be a boxer to work on their “leadership skills, self discipline, and to remain humble.” 

For anyone wanting to learn boxing either to train to fight or to reach fitness goals, contact Coach Rob Bell at Knock Out Kings Boxing (313) 758-1348 or stop by the gym at 2619 N. University, Peoria, IL 61604