Malik Hawkins was born on January 1, 1996 in West Baltimore, Maryland. As far as he can remember, he always carried a passion for combat sports growing up. It wasn’t until he nine-years-old that he formally took on the sweet science.
In an effort to keep him out of trouble, his coaches encouraged Hawkins to put his efforts toward what they felt better suited him inside the gym. He quickly received his nickname, Iceman, due to his cool and calm demeanor in tough situations. Hawkins’ amateur career consisted of multiple national championships, including winning the National Golden Gloves, National P.A.L and was awarded a bronze medal in the 2012 Jr. Olympics. Hawkins ended his amateur run with an impressive record of 160-15. He made his professional debut on November 13, 2014, making a statement with a KO victory over his opponent.
The quickly rising, twenty-three-year-old, prospect has fought his way to eighteen straight victories including multiple Showtime appearances. On July 27th Hawkins appeared on the Davis vs. Nunez undercard, and put on a spectacular performance against Jonathan Steele in front of a sold-out crowd at Royal Farms Arena. His talent and hunger caught the eye of Mayweather Promotions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe, which ultimately led to the signing of the undefeated Welterweight. On September 20, 2019, Hawkins made his debut under the Mayweather Promotions banner on the Sin City Showdown: Thompson vs. Sigmon undercard with a stunning 1st round TKO over Al Rivera. Hawkins returned to the ring and followed up with another knockout victory when he faced Darwin Price on the Davis vs. Gamboa undercard on December 28, 2019.
Malik’s driving force in his professional career has been his mother. Her energy as a strong woman is what has helped form him to the man he is today and credits much of his success to her support. Hawkins stays active in his community that he patronizes and loves. His talent and star qualities continue to excel in and out of the ring. This talented prospect had a great start to his career and has a bright future ahead alongside Team Hawkins that consist of the highly acclaimed coaches Calvin Ford, Kenny Ellis, and Russ Blakney. Hawkins exemplifies what he has been taught by his team at Upton Boxing Center and continues to strive to inspire the up and coming youth behind him.