Ferdi started boxing at the age of 13 after picking up a ‘Rocky’ book at his school library. He started going to his local PCYC and the boxing obsession took hold.
Since then he’s trained at America’s oldest gym, Gleason’s in New York, and the 5th St. Gym in Miami, home of Muhammad Ali and the famed Mayweather boxing club. Ferdi trained under Floyd Mayweather senior, and Jeff Mayweather. He has also trained with Kostya Tszyu’s trainer Johnny Lewis, and fought Jai Opetaia and Tim Tszyu. He was Golden Gloves runner up at Brisbane in 2014.
Ferdi’s approach to teaching is detailed and intricate. His attention to detail comes from his experience as an amateur and professional fighter. He can scale the delivery of information up or down to work with beginner, intermediate and advanced boxers.
Ferdi is moving forward with his own hopes of fighting in New York and Las Vegas. But he also knows how to teach people how to box from scratch and take them all the way to cornering them for their first fight.