Bobby Lawrence was born in the Bronx and went on to become a world champion kickboxer.
His career took off after a stint as a police officer and he won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
He has since become a household name, with the likes of Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz as his top rivals.
The 52-year-old is now back in the spotlight as the head of the Karate Kid Boxing team.
The show is a staple of the US Olympic boxing calendar and attracts millions of viewers on television.
What was your favourite moment from the show?
“We all went to see the Olympics in the US.
It was so much fun, watching the athletes compete and competing against each other.
We didn’t see them fight that day, but we got to see them do it live. “
The fight that night between Nate and Conor was really special, I think the fans really got behind the two competitors.
I’ve been a boxer since I was a little kid, and that was a really exciting moment for me.” “
It was awesome to see what we could do together.
I’ve been a boxer since I was a little kid, and that was a really exciting moment for me.”
What advice would you give to a young boxer wanting to make it big in the sport?
“Just go out there and go hard.
Just go out and try to fight your hardest and not give up.
You can’t just give up, keep trying to get better. “
I’ve had to work a lot to get where I am, and if you want to make a name for yourself in the boxing world, you have to keep working.
You can’t just give up, keep trying to get better.
WATCH: RTE’s Karate Kids show airs on RTÉ on Monday and Tuesday.”
Keep working and you’ll be fine.”
WATCH: RTE’s Karate Kids show airs on RTÉ on Monday and Tuesday.