Malik Hawkins is 20 years old. He has boxed with the Upton Boxing Gym since 2005. Malik has lived in the Sandtown Community of Baltimore City with his mother and 2 sisters since he was 9 years old after moving from the Park Heights neighborhood. His family has a background in boxing and martial arts. Malik’s uncle, Riley Hawkins, is a well-known martial arts grand master who trained with Malik’s father, Glen Hawkins, who is a 9th degree black belt. Hawkins experienced many of the risk factors of his turbulent neighborhood as a child. He was taken out of Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore City, by his mother, in the 11th grade after repeatedly getting into trouble for fighting to avoid bullying and gangs. In 2013, Malik was placed on supervised juvenile probation for an assault charge when he and his mother decided to enroll him into the Living Classrooms Foundation Fresh Start Program. At Fresh Start, he further developed his worked ethic and earned his High School diploma in January 2014. Hawkins spent all of this free time at the boxing gym, where his mother knew that her son was safe. He worked to develop his craft and became known as the Iceman.
Malik Hawkins has made the following accomplishments and is still on the climb in the boxing world:
Malik currently volunteers at the Living Classrooms Foundation and Upton Boxing Gym and works at being a role model for other young people in his neighborhood.