Born April 19, 1984 and hailing from Kyrgyzstan, Osh Farkhad “Frank” Sharipov is quickly making a name for himself in Central Florida. Moving to Florida with nothing, Frank is no stranger to hard work. At 26 years old, with no amateur boxing experience and only 1 month of training, he became a professional boxer. In just 5 short years, Frank has competed in 7 professional boxing bouts and boasts an impressive 14-6 MMA record. Specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he has taken the MMA world by storm. While MMA is his specialty, he also has a true passion for Boxing.

After seeing children in the Kissimmee area struggling with poverty, discipline, and a lack of direction, Frank was reminded of his childhood home. The idea of creating a charity boxing event was appealing to Frank. “I want to give back to the community and show kids that there is another way,” he states. “I had to work my way up from nothing into a successful boxing career. My goal is to show kids that through hard work and discipline, they can create a successful life and achieve their dreams.”

After competing at the professional level, Frank decided to open his own gym, Sharipov MMA Academy. Not only is Frank busy training athletes in martial arts, he enjoys training athletes in amateur boxing. Sharipov MMA Academy is based in the center of Kissimmee, FL. Established through professional experience, members compete in the best MMA boxing and kickboxing promotions, as well as BJJ, Sambo, and Wrestling tournaments. Lead by Frank’s professional experience, the academy excels in teaching kids to build confidence, discipline, and athletic ability.

Through consistent and intense training, Sharipov Academy aims to build the strongest Martial Arts Academy in the state of Florida. Using innovate training methods and a personalized approach, Sharipov assists members in achieving their goals. Shapripov MMA Academy is affiliated with the best promotions on both local and international levels, and is associated with the biggest national based nutrition company, Visalus Products.

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