Bilal Akkawy is one of the most exciting talents in world boxing. The 25 year old Australian from Sydney came to international attention in December 2018 when he defeated Victor Fonseca at Madison Square Garden. This was followed with a TKO win against Hugo Medina Perez in Mexico. Bilal’s next fight is on the Canelo v Jacobs undercard in Las Vegas on 4 May, and then a potential world title fight in Sydney in December.
Born and raised in Sydney, Bilal is trained and mentored by his father and his uncle. Bilal literally grew up in a boxing gym whilst his father would train some of Australia’s best amateur and professional fighters over many years. His father would fit him with boxing gloves whilst still a toddler – he learnt how to throw a good right before he attended kindy.
Growing up, Bilal competed in several team sports including rugby, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, but coming from a family who has a background in boxing, he decided that boxing was to become his destiny. Bilal aims to be his humble self both in and out of the ring. He is currently ranked #4 in the world in the WBA rankings, and trained by Eddy Reynoso and Mick Akkawy.
Bilal was ‘discovered’ by Canelo Alvarez’s team and has been his sparring partner for six months now. Bilal is looking for sponsors which can be promoted on his shorts in front of millions of viewers and on his social media accounts. If you are interested in sponsoring Bilal please contact a member of our team.