From beekeeper to boxing champion, it’s all about fighting differently and fighting smarter, but most importantly, staying in the fight.
Playing with lemurs, spearfishing the coral reefs, beekeeping and many other magical adventures in Madagascar were how Zach spent his early years. This boyhood dreamland kept his mind and body busy with new things to learn and unseen places to explore.
But, the dream ended at the age of 12 when his family came back “home” to the United States. As an American, Zach found himself a foreigner in his own country, displaced from everything familiar. Ungrounded and desperate to survive, his life quickly spiraled out of control.
Poor choices made during this quest for survival left Zach facing many legal problems, and prison was imminent. How could he have fallen this far from his childhood wonderland? Stark and painful realizations came crashing down, and he made a pact with himself, to redefine what his fight looked like. Instead of giving up, Zach took dramatic steps to regain control of his life and chose a clear and healthy self-disciplined path, using his boxing career and church community as the foundation.