From Fighters to Entrepreneurs: Longueuil's Own Boxing Legends Open Their Gyms

October 3, 2023

Mazlum Akdeniz and Terry Osias, two prominent boxers from Longueuil, share more than just the upcoming boxing gala featuring Kim Clavel on October 7 at Bell Place. They've both recently ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing their own gyms in the area.

For Akdeniz, his journey started in a Longueuil gym on boul. Ste-Foy, and now he's the proud owner of AK Boxing & Fitness on Chemin de Chambly. Offering a range of services from free training to private and group boxing lessons, as well as specialized self-defense courses for women, Akdeniz is thriving on the challenges of business ownership.

Osias, already a co-owner of a mobile gym, expanded his horizons by opening TO Boxe Studio on Richelieu Street in Saint-Hubert's industrial district. Despite being a boxing gym without a ring, it's designed for everyone, emphasizing fitness through the sport. Osias, deeply rooted in his community, envisions building more significant initiatives around his gym, including launching a foundation, giving conferences, and supporting young people.

Both Akdeniz and Osias exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship and community support in Longueuil.

Source Le Courrier Du Sud

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