Kingmaker: The Mike Rashid Story (Full Documentary)
Mike, Rasheed making it his professional, debut he, has been all about training his entire life and now, there's a lot of anticipation behind. Mike Rasheed's debut, he looks unbelievable. Aesthetically. But will it translate, inside, the ring. Fight. Day. A. Rush. Of. Anxiety. And. Thinking about. All. The people that flew out or drove down to see me all, the people that's watching on pay-per-view to spend money to see me. What. If I, did. Knock devil. Why, the fuck, are you doing, this. I'll come out get. Into the rain. Commands. At all times take yourselves. Right. Touch, let's go to work touching every. Day starts, to get, quieter, and quieter and, quieter I. Can't. See anybody outside of his reign except. For a man in the. Other form. Let's. Go. You, know I'm an extremely confident, person. I'm. A fighter you know I grew. Up scrapping, in the neighborhoods, and, got. Into boxing. You. Know me working out strengthening. My body and, all, my weight lifting all through my life was, to, make me stronger, as a fighter as a more. Capable man. Honestly. I think training, is a huge foundation in all of that I, can't. Tell you a time of my life that, I didn't train, but. It doesn't exist. Jim, is a perfect, place to practice. Not. Just overcoming. Obstacles but. Absolutely, obliterated obstacles. To, where nothing's hard nothing's difficult. I've. Always been a she ate my entire life you. Know I've been active as a since a kid so the, physical, this. Second, agent is physical, is a byproduct of me, trying to constantly train my mind and. Running. Towards difficult, tasks and, handling it Woody's I. Grew. Up in Brooklyn New York at a. Time that I like to call the cocaine, 80s. Age. Is fighting the drug war in the streets see the big money is causing, death and corruption we. Intend, to do what is necessary to. End the drug Menace and cripple, organized, crime I was. Born into, chaos. Because this was a time that a crack. Cocaine ran, rampant, through New York City. My. Mother she. Was a single mother at the time her. And my father weren't together however. My mother did end up getting married, to. The. Biggest drug dealer in New York City I. Was. Very aware of, everything, when I was young probably. More aware than I should have been I was just conscious of things that that, kids seven, eight nine years old shouldn't, be aware. Of I. Think. Subconsciously, that. Period, of my life it. Gave me a. Standard. Of. Why. I'm right, when. The dominant, male. In your life is the boss you. Feel like you're the boss or you're supposed to be the boss I don't. Know I might have been eight. Seven. Eight and her. Husband got murdered. So. It was just me and her and everything. Went downhill from there. But. I was protecting, my mother was very protective of me she, she kept me sheltered, from a lot of the a. Lot. Of the atrocities. That was all around us you know I I give my mother all the credit in the world for that. My. Mother had. Some problems, and she. Needed. To get out of New York for a while so she wolfed back to Florida, where, her family's from and I stayed in New York with my grandparents, and, that. Was, the. Best part of my with my childhood my best memories my. Grandfather, I mean that was my best friend he introduced. Me to boxing, like we used to watch Friday Night Fights. And every Friday night around polishing is wrong and watch. The fights and, that. Just got me really into it.
My. Father you know he had his issues that he had to work out and, he was living in Arizona. We. Would communicate a lot we talked on the phone a lot and, my, father sent me a pair of boxing gloves just, one pair. So. I used to take him outside and, box. With kids I would like keep the right glove and give them the left look just, be banging everybody up, I. Started. Getting a little older then. I moved to Arizona to live with my dad I. Feel. Like it was a good transition from, my, mother. Nurturing. Me and giving me that love that a man can't really provide and, my. Grandparents, just gave me so much love and then my father came in and, he started teaching me how to be a man I. Was. In Arizona, he, was still in Brooklyn. You know I sent. Him the gloves. I. Think. That's, what got him interested. The, sweet science as what we call sweet science. Around, 12, years old is when I start really taking, boxing, serious 11 as well. The. Discipline, is. Very important. And. I told him I said the discipline, is, more important, than what you're doing going out there working out and challenging, I said, if you don't have the discipline, to want to do it on your own it's. Don't. Do it for me do. It for yourself, I. Was. Just a typical boy. That wanted to be strong. First. Thing we did, start. Running. Up the mountain, I had him running up mountains, do, sprints in the sand and. He. Always loved, a challenge and I would come up with more challenges, for. I. Was. Thin I was a small kid so, it, was even more pressure on me mentally to be strong. You. Know if I can do 50 pushups today, tomorrow, I got to be able to 51, 52 so. I always, gauge, my, performance, to, be better. It's. Always hard, training. In one of those things to where the. Way I train at least as always it's always been progressive, so whether. It be me being able to run. A quicker mile the next week lift. More weights do, more reps at a certain weight it, kind of sucks that I'm so deep into training all my life that I, got to do a lot extra to, keep progressing. So, no. It's not easy I don't think it over you easy there's. One of my philosophies. That I live by as always. Doing. Things that make myself uncomfortable. Because I feel it keeps me sharp it, keeps me ahead. Of my competition. It, gives me an edge I need to go into that dark space to. See. Who I am you, know and, it reaffirms. That I am who I think that I am. In. 2000, when I stopped fighting. You. Know just trying to find my way. So, I had an uncle that uh, you. Know a big-time. Big-time. Guy. As. A street pharmaceutical. Peddler. So. I used to help him out you, know just do little things for him. And. Then. I, told you not figured out his, game, and I'm like he's. Making that much money and is that easy I'm. Gonna do this so. With the money I was making from him I just start saving and saving and saving and, on until I had enough to buy my own stuff and ship. It out and start. My own business. I've. Never. Seen. Any parallels, between, my. Mother's husband and myself because.
Maybe. Because I had such little involvement, with him. My. Decisions, were, based, on me being a, risk the risk taker that I am. When. I was really, making all that money I wasn't, happy and I wasn't comfortable and, I, kind of justified, my actions, by the fact that I was taking. Care of certain people and trying, to do the right thing with the money but. At the end of the day wrong is wrong. And. One night I. Come. Home someone. Breaks into my house I. Hop. Out the car, had. My gun behind my back, I'm. Like hey, can, I help you he. Says, can. I help you I. Said. What, are you doing he, says my dad lives here I said. Is that right, he. Said what's behind your back. And. Then, I came, around and he he ran into my house. Now. This. Summer I got to live with. The. Police came and. Seemed. Like everything was fine so he. Started asking me questions and I'm answering, everything honestly, did. He charge you like, not. When he saw my, pistol he ran did. He had his gun with him right like I didn't. I don't know I don't see it he shook his head and said, any. Of my guys did the same thing you did but. In the state of Arizona. You got a match forceful, force, you. Have the right to remain silent. In. Hindsight, he was trying to help me and. I. Wasn't answering properly. I was answering truthfully, but. You. Know and. Then. 10 days later they, dropped the case, and. Then about a year later my ex, and I were. Out celebrating. A friend's birthday. You. Know I got. Jumped. But. I handled, myself properly knocked. One of them out the other one ran. Next, thing I know my, door fly open and people, are grabbing me out of my car and I. Had my purse ooh I said, get, out of here leave me alone whatever and. Close. The door and got, out of there all. Of a sudden bang. I got. Another charge. They. Profiled, me and they were pretty accurate at the time of being, a bagger people. I was affiliated with and, why. Does he have this money he's not employed and is that a third so I hired. An attorney and. Started. Trying, to fight the case and it, was not looking at all make. A long story short I, said. You know what I'm. Out of here I ran I absconded. From justice. No. One in my life knew that I was a fugitive that a, case and here that maybe, one or two people. I've. Gotten some messages, from people. Who knew you or. You trusted, just. To say you all right you know and. That was comforting, and. It. Was our time for me to you know I. Know. It was a hard time for you yeah, but, I kind, of knew that. It'll. Come to some type of a head, which. It did. To. Carry around a secret that big. Was. Literally. The equivalent, I'm walking, around with a dark cloud every, day. It. Kind, of killed. Some, of the enthusiasm and. Joy. That I used to have at. My lowest point I, had. No money. For, a while you know I mean I was homeless and. I. Had, that, dark cloud over my head, this. Impeding, truth that at any moment I can get stopped. I'm. Gonna just put this little jewel out this. For. Anybody you care to listen I. Started, building my first, business in this world when, I was homeless, without. Any help. With. Money, that I was making saving. For my nine-to-five. Not. Making much you, know but. I made it happen I would, not succumb. To my circumstance. At that's on YouTube. Everything all came out of a space I was homeless nobody, knows. I said I walked for three minutes straight not stop punching on every back I was, the crazy dude making, plans for my future when, the future was bleak every. Second. In with you from, Metroflex. We're. Training chest I built. Two, of my businesses, as a fugitive I just, released a whole line of our supplements. Yo. What's going on everybody's, on one, day out a WBFF, rolls. But. When you lift them you. Go no, more you make the weight difficult. And you get many reps as you can will, you fill a burnished then, that's when it's really turning to the mushrooms that's, when it's starting to work guys. These. Excuses kill, me you have excuses, in the gym you wanna have excuses, everywhere you're gonna have problems in life so. Message, I want to give to my son, basically. Whatever, you want to do in life you, do it on, the quest is that whatever you choose to do is helpful. To people it's beneficial to society I realized. How, easy things. Leave. You when, you obtain them the wrong way. So. I was, steadfast upon, attaining as much as I can the right way nobody's.
Taking That no, much David. So. Back in. 2013. This is a Metroflex, long beach. If. You notice you see our gym is covered, with graffiti will artwork urban. Artwork this was our first piece fire at, the time I was a co-owner, of the gym. We. Are long boots I. Still. Had these, unresolved, issues, that nobody knew about so. I was always on alert I never, knew when it was the day that they was gonna come give me and. Keep. In mind this is when I've already built a growing. Empire in, a. Positive, space. So. A guy. Walks into the gym he, just was out of place he. Didn't fit so, I. Spoke to him he got very uncomfortable when I spoke to him he was, like nervous, that's. Weird, so. About three minutes later. Here. They come the cavalry, the boys the, u.s. marshals. Even. Though. The. Outcome could have been bleak I was. Believed when they came. Six. Years is a long time of. Obsessing, which a certain thought because. Today could be the last I, want. To thank the guy as weird as that sounds. The. First thing he said is a, you're. Very. Motivational. Person and you do a lot of good for a lot of people just get this behind you and move on with your life and. I said thank you but. In my head I might get this behind me I'm about to be a prison. They. Had me in there with the worst of the worse. It, was literally. The personification. Of, what, you think hell is I. Was. In there where the. People that society doesn't know exists, people. That nobody cares about. Well. You know it. Affected, the family you, know we was. Drastically. Affected, because you. Know we was always in touch close, proximity. To you but. I know that was a difficult time in your life because. Me mom, used to be, up at night. Worrying. But you know like most, parents would you know but I also. Confident. Her to let her know that. Your. Survival, you'll. Handle it. They, had me in the, max security. With, no concept, of time, it. Can drive you insane and. My. Mind was okay I'm here. Now. Let. Me figure this out, let. Me figure. Everything. Else. I'm. A survivor and I make the best out of every situation I. Wasn't. Gonna let this situation conquer. Me I knew, that me. Being there it. Was a lesson there was a reason. And. I don't think people are born, good, or evil but, your conditions, can shape. You and to be one or the other and of, course the majority of was. Shaped in a place like prison, as evil as darkness is. Anger, is, bad. It's. A scary place I. Was. A target because, I, appeared. To be the most formidable guy, when. Something pops, off everybody. Gonna try to jump yeah I'm saying that's, how it works.
So. People will automatically. Try. To give me some leadership, positions. Now. Like no thanks, I'm not here for that all. My friends I'm usually like the dad you know what I mean I'm, always, on. Everybody, about everything and. Sometimes I have to pull back because I feel like I'm being a little bit much and, that's probably, because I had my dad on me like that I would. Be talking to guys when they're about to get. Ready to go to war not like you really want to fight I know. People that went in for petty crimes in, their doing seven eight nine years they, kept getting into fights I mitigated. A lot of the violence in them I talked, sense, into a lot of people and everybody. I never even thought of it like that, I. Wouldn't. Went in there like a tough guy everybody's. Gonna test, if. I would've been in there timid and weak everybody's. Gonna take advantage of me so. As a fine line you got a walk and, I, feel like that's that lines is, pretty, consistent with regular, life. I'm. Gonna tell you about a time that a. Little. Kid saved my life I. Actually. Spoke to Elijah once I was on the phone with his mom and she put him on the phone and. Told. Everybody don't tell the kids anything so. Say. I'm in a hospital and. So. I spoke so I didn't want to speak to him. He's. Like dad. Can. You secure, your leg so you can come to my birthday party. He's. Got me right here poses, tearsa. Start screaming. And. Incarcerated. Felt, like the longest period. Of my life I mean. Ultimately you, have no choice but to adapt I mean. There's no alternative but. A. Survival. Mechanism is. Hope. Yo. What's up so. Boy might foresee live and direct, fresh. From the wilderness, that's. Why I got his facial hair right now, your. Body went through some very trying, times but I'm back. Bigger. Better stronger than ever, much. Love everybody. Supported. Me and all my friends who have my back what does, not kill me makes me stronger I. Got. Out of jail because, I was given a bond like, a half-million, dollars or something like that, it. Was relief on our part because we knew we.
Could Get him back home and. They. Brought him back on and. Then from there we worked on this case. My. Initial, meeting with my lawyer was, very confident. What. It felt like was. After. School I gotta fight somebody that's bigger and tougher to me and, my big brother was there to help. That's. What it felt like I wasn't alone. The. Defense. Team and the prosecution. Team are always meeting to try to come up with a deal with, some kind of meat. And middle ground right to where both sides, are happy they. Go back and forth and I remember one time the first case, the, prosecutor, offered them you know no jail probation and. My. Lawyer slid. The paper off the table and walked out I'm, like are you crazy like let's do that you know he's like no I'm gonna make them work. Every. Time we had court the deals would get better and better they. Finally came to a deal. That I was okay with you, know and it was you, know just, three years of probation and, anger. Management class I said. I'll do it. The. Only bad thing about the plea, is. Your. Admitting, to guilt. Everybody. Knows that, when. People accept the plea they're. Just doing it to in. The process and to, not get a very, harsh sentence. Even. Though that, doesn't 100%. Protect you the judge has the ultimate say. They. Can not honor it they. Could say nah I don't like this. So. The. Judge, said. You know what mr. king if. This was closer to the time that this incident occurred you, be getting sent to prison right now. But. The, court sees that you are not a criminal. I'm. Only going to give you two years of probation. Get. Out of my courtroom. And. I was like wow I. Had. A moment, to think about that, dark cloud has been over my head was the past seven eight years is. Gone. Poof. And. It was weird because I kind of missed it for many. That. Dark cloud has been here and I was gone so that, was an interesting feeling. That, time, deeply.
Embedded A. Powerful. Ashley, in me, of. Living. Every day like it's my last and. I. Appreciate, that. We're. Developing, strength, and. Character the. Process, of that development, is painful, and uncomfortable. Lifting. Weights painful. And uncomfortable. But. The end result you're stronger. So. That was just an. Exercise. And. Developing, certain qualities, that helped. Me get to the success. All. Right this is Q&A time the, first question, how, do you personally deal, with negativity, failure. Stress, etc, you, know we all have our shit that we do it but. You know what we can't lay down solute shit, she, rose six months ago I was going through I was, fighting for my freedom you, know a lot, of y'all don't notice or something dude I had a period, like. A grace period like, a five. Year grace period let's, say and I. Feel like I was given opportunity to, either keep, fucking up or. Rotor. Fucked up and, I grew the fuck up and, you. Know all that is behind me now and life is great you know what I mean. I'm. A millionaire now right. And it took me it. Took me a little bit of time but. That's the American dream to. Have freedom. It's. Not just the money it's, the. Freedom you know what I mean the. Freedom to do what you want to do when you want to do it listen. I lay out a blueprint, I've been doing ever since they want now. I'm not saying that my. Exact method is going to work for. The next person, however. What, will work is. The same two have been freezing since day one, be. Good at what you do, your. Product, or your service has, got to be good that's. The underlying key, to success. Constantly. Try, to qualify yourself in your field when. I was a personal trainer I had three certifications only needed one what. Else and be super, fucking, consistent. Consistency. Is I mean. There's people. Who. Are not super, talented, that. Are super consistent and, have. Our discipline, and, they're good they'll, Excel past talented. People who are lazy so. You got to be consistent in discipline my circumstance, was fuckin, shitty it. Don't matter that's why I don't listen to people's excuses I'm like okay you, know okay your girlfriend left okay, whatever. That's. The beautiful thing about this country there's. A lot of debate, going on about this and I don't care about any that what, I love about America. Is that anybody can fucking make you and the. City or your situation is and you get out of it it's, a cooler story. You. Know. All. Right. So. Just lean just a flow that's power okay, you're a big dude the power comes behind it say. In a pocket movies I go of it just, nice and straight.
Right. Across. The cross at the end. What's. Unique to me, as a boxer. Is this. I. Started. As, a boxer. First, then. I took this long break from boxing, and then I got deeper, into lifting, and I was never the biggest guy, still. Not but. I always wanted to be the, strongest, guy if I can't control how my, size I can control how strong I. Never. Not. Done. Some kind of boxing in some capacity so. I, got. It I still got it I. Got. A question for you when. I said I was gonna take a pro fight did, you think I was really gonna do it honestly what. Made me would, convince me was. Elijah mm-hmm. Because, you gave, him your word he's gonna do it. So. Elijah has been training for about two years with. Boxing, he, hasn't fought yet but he has barred. And it. Was nerve wrecking the. First Kitty sparked you. Know was they, were the same age but the kid was shorter than him and the, legs just beat him up and I wasn't satisfied with that, see. One, thing about my. Children, is their happen. To have been born into privilege I wasn't. I fought, growing up it was rough it. Was different they, don't have that so. He. Needs adversity. He's, gonna find it with. His heart training, sparring. Bigger kids whatever, he. Needs to get punched in the face. It's. Hard to say that about your own child but, I want. Him to experience, it, and. Conquer. It, so. He's confident, and have, no fear I. Look. When, this thing goes on you you going until you keep the. Team physically can't to your arm fall off or your hand fall off that's not gonna happen I do. If I were both hands broke jaws all that both, feet will be retired but. The guy who shows it is that a disadvantage. So. I'm on the phone with a friend I was in the process at the time of, applying. For my promoters license, and my license, to manage fighters and. I, just have this weird thing to where it's hard for me to, partially. Be involved, in something I gotta go all in I got, to be that ultimate practitioner, so. I asked. Him like what. If I turned pro what if I fought took, a couple fights and my, son was right here his eyes lit up he, got excited so, I said you want me to fight you want me to turn pro he, like yeah yeah yeah please please please, please said, I I didn't even think about it said okay I'll do it.
Yatta. First to hear it I'm, turning pro at 40 years old there's, not a day people don't do that and people retire before 40. Well. I get fucked up no, well. I lose it's a possibility, but, I don't even it's, not about that it's, about me, doing. Something very difficult, going. Returning, to a passion, of mine a love of mine just. Going, all the way in. This. Is something that you got to understand. When. I had him boxing. He was an amateur, I. Was. His coach, and, I was his dad I. Didn't. Want to see my son get hurt it. Was hard to separate, coach and father. And. The same thing stands for now I don't want to see my son get hit even. Though he's a grown man. Again. Hey. Hey. One. Of my favorite, philosophies. Is. Actually a quote from Lao Tzu he, who defines himself doesn't, really know who he is, there's. Been so many different times in my life that, I thought I was this and I stood for that so. I test. Myself and, I do things to keep myself uncomfortable. To. Help. Shape. Me. To be the person that I want to be I can. Never tell you who I am that's, for you to determine you. Know perceptions. And perspectives. Change as we. Change every, day as we grow we should be changing so. I never locked myself into it I am this I am back. And. Just me living. And learning each, day. Anybody. Out there can say how great they think they are, but. The person that you cannot lie to is. You. When. You look in the mirror at night are. You full of shit or, you, legit I. Get. Criticized, for, so, much just. For being good at certain things I'm. 41, right I started. Amateur. Boxing at 12, I've. Been active, since then. So. That's almost. 30 years of. Running. Punching. Lifting. Pull-ups. Being. Active being competitive. Extremely. Competitive since, I was 12 years old but people, just they don't see that maybe. Because they just started training six months ago or a year or, whatever, and, there's nothing wrong with that, but. I just happen to be at this for thirty years, thirty. Years, longer. Than some of these people criticizing me I've been alive. Mike. Rasheed making his professional debut he, has been all about training his entire life and now, there's a lot of anticipation behind. Mike Rasheed's debut, he, looks unbelievable. Aesthetically. But will it translate, inside the ring. White. Day. And. I'm, hit with, a rush, of, anxiety. Why. Don't fuck are you doing this will the muscles. And, will the power being in the gym translate. To, actual competition, I've. Never, felt this before cuz I've never fought as a professional. Boxer I've, never fought with gloves this morning I've. Never fought without, headgear.
Protecting, Me, I'm. Not letting them hurt me, obey. The commands at all times at. All great. Give me two clean right let's. Go to work this is real this, is real right now. Starting. I'm taking my time being a teacher. Oh. You. Leave me with a hard right okay it's, over. I. Can. Get that in five. Straight days. Right. Here and right over the top and it's over. And. That was it. Your. Winner by. Knockout. And, now. Undefeated. From. Scottsdale. Arizona and. My. Russian. Micra. Sheet king victorious. Here tonight, I. Wouldn't. Change anything honestly, you. Know. My. Past is all positive to me. I'm. Happy where I am now you know I. Have. Such a appreciation. For. Very simple things for. Life for freedom or for being able to smile for being happy. I've. Been taught some valuable, lessons I've learned a lot of lessons with. My upbringing my past so, it doesn't negatively affect me at all it's all positive and I, have a saying, only. Good things happen to me. Everybody. Can apply that. It's. Good. Or bad it's all the perception. Looking. At everything negatively, does not benefit anything we're. All gonna go to shit, that appears to be bad, or negative we, are gonna have mountains, to climb, it's. On you if you weren't like man this is too high it's cold I can't, do it I'm a crush okay, I'm. Gonna try I'm gonna keep trying so I get over it and, when you get over it get out much stronger get, out much better. Your. Aptitude, as a person, grows you. Develop ineffable qualities that can't be taken away from you. The. Winner of Wars is who, write history you. Know so, us going. To battle every day. Taking. On tasks, conquering. Them we write that history, I. Am. Constantly. Writing, my, book, you. Know it's a it's a big book. The. Book ain't finished until we. Close the caste. And I do this for my kids I go. All out for my kids so. Their kids could be like my grandfather, was a piece I. Want. Them to be proud of me you know and, its legacy. My, grandkids, will see my entire life. So. I gotta put on the hell of a show. The. Program is a hybrid training, system that I designed, specifically. For Yui this. Will change your life but you gotta sign up to find out how. You.