by Steve Anderson
Ngo Okafor is a Nigerian American male model, actor and Two-time Golden Gloves boxer. He is of Igbo decent and has been called one of the quickest studies the boxing world has ever seen. He started boxing at the late age of 31, an age that most boxers retire, and within 3 years, he won 2 heavyweight Golden Gloves boxing championships.
Ngo has worked with Gisele Bündchen, Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige. He has been featured in Vogue, W, Vibe, Men’s Health and The Wall Street Journal Magazine. As an actor, he has also worked on soap operas, TV shows and films. Throughout his career, Ngo has been dedicated to giving back, which can be most recently demonstrated by his determination to build boxing gyms and develop a strong amateur boxing program in his home country of Nigeria.