Building Champions Beyond the Ring

Mustafa Abdullah

Mustafa Abdullah

 Founder & President  

Mustafa Abdullah is a 2005 New York State Metropolitan amateur champion and a two-time semifinalist in The New York City Golden Gloves tournament (one of the biggest amateur tournaments in the country). Mustafa is certified in sports and child nutrition and certified by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention in bullying prevention. He has also coached male and female amateur boxers to the semi-finals of The New York City Golden Gloves. Wanting to pay it forward what he could never give back, he founded BOXER, Inc. in order to give children today the same exposure, skills and opportunities that saved him.



Board Members


                                                                 Kenneth E Pannell Jr.

Kenneth Pannell was born and raised in Virginia and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.  He attained his Bachelor's Degree from Old Dominion University where he majored in Mass Communications and minored in English.  Upon graduation, Kenneth accepted a position with AIG in their insurance compliance division. Kenneth spent over 16 years in the Insurance Compliance field, working for such companies as XL America, The Dewitt Stern Group and HSBC Intermediary Solutions.  During his tenure at the various companies, Kenneth has been instrumental in developing business procedures, formulating new business entities, creating marketing incentives and building corporate relationships. Kenneth has recently joined the staff of Rose Classic/Conrad Mcrae Tournaments to assist with day to day operations as well as to assist with the expansion and exposure of these tournaments. In his spare time, Kenneth also develops web pages, web applications and is a music disc jockey.


                                                                      Paul Massey Jr.

Mr. Massey was born in Boston, Massachusetts where he attended Roxbury Latin School. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1983. He cofounded Massey Knakal Realty Services, the New York metropolitan area’s premier full service brokerage firm. 


                                                                       Boyd Melson

Boyd Melson graduated from the United State Military Academy at West Point earning his BS. Additionally, he holds an MBA from Touro University International. Boyd was served on Active Duty in the United States Army completing his Active Duty Service in the rank of Captain, and continues to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. While on Active Duty, Boyd was assigned to the Army's World Class Athlete Program where his mission was to earn a spot on the United States Olympic Boxing Team. Boyd was an alternate for the 2008 US Olympic Boxing Team giving up his alternate position due to injury.

As A Professional, Melson has a record of 15–1-1, With 4 Of His Wins Coming By Knockout. Melson donates all of the money that he earns in his boxing matches to spinal cord research and his efforts have been profiled on Emmy Award Winning HBO Series Real Sports, ESPN.Com, Sports Illustrated And Yahoo. Melson is the WBC USNB Junior Middleweight Champion.

Melson served on the USA Boxing Board of Directors. In Corporate America, Melson has worked as a medical device sales rep for Medtronic, J&J, and Gauss Surgical. He is a professional speaker, and he is also a founder of the Non-Profit Team Fight To Walk.



Jamie Lewis

Founder of JLew bags, a wellness driven lifestyle brand and Knockout Times, a media company championing female athletes. Prior to creating JLew bags and Knockout Times, Jamie spent 20 years on Wall Street. Jamie has an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and is on the board of another nonprofit organization called Haymakers for Hope.