LA Boxing Hires World Champion Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, "Razor" Rob McCulloughLA Boxing is pleased to announce the addition of world champion mixed martial arts fighter "Razor" Rob McCullough as the new director of instructor training. McCullough will be sourcing, training and certifying professional fighters across the nation to teach the benefits of The LA Boxing Workout - the gym's signature cardio boxing, kickboxing and MMA workouts. He will be based out of the Santa Ana, California corporate office and will work directly with the vast network of LA Boxing franchise owners, general managers and trainers across the country.
Knowing what it takes to be the best, McCullough said, "I'm ready to make a difference at LA Boxing. I'd like to bring a new level of training, techniques and fun to the workouts that LA Boxing developed over the years."
McCullough is no stranger to LA Boxing or its intense workouts. "Rob's journey with LA Boxing has come full circle," said Anthony Geisler, president of LA Boxing Franchise Corporation. "Long before his first fight in the ring and cage, Rob started as a member at our original gym in Costa Mesa back in 1995." He said.
McCullough was only 17 years old at the time he joined the club. Sean McCully taught his first class and immediately noticed something special about Rob. Quickly, he transitioned into a trainer, teaching LA Boxing's signature workouts to everyday folks. By age 19, he was ready for his first professional fight. Skill, tenacity, respect and victory soon earned McCullough shots at televised fights, career changing opportunities and world-class opponents. His professional record is impressive with 19 wins and seven losses. He holds titles in International Muay Thai Council (IMTC), World Extreme Cage Fighting (WEC) and in numerous other international fight organizations. More recently, McCullough starred as an assistant coach on season 11 and 14 of the popular reality MMA television show, "The Ultimate Fighter."
Bellator Fighting Championships has signed former WEC lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough to compete in the promotion's upcoming season four lightweight tournament.
McCullough started his career back in 2001. He made his professional debut at WEC 2 and proceed to win six of his first eight fights. “Razor” won the promotion's lightweight title at WEC 25 in 2007, defeating Kit Cope after Cope dislocated a rib. McCullough would successfully defend the title only once before falling to Jamie Varner at WEC 32 in 2008. A Muay Thai specialist, McCullough has earned over half of his 19 career victories by knockout. After his 2009 decision loss to Karen Darabedyan, the Huntington Beach kickboxer was released by the promotion. He signed with Tachi Palace Fights this year, going undefeated in his two fights for the promotion.
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