Ricardo Mohamed was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL and attended Chicago Vocational High School from which he graduated in 1980. During his high school years he was active in numerous sports; however, it was not until he was introduced to the sport of Boxing in the mid 1970’s at the age of fourteen that he found his true passion. Ricardo was trained at the Windy City Boxing Gym on Chicago’s south side by the late great Mr. Clarence Griffin who was the father of the former 2x Light Heavyweight Champion of the World and 1992 Barcelona Olympian, Montell “ICE” Griffin.
In 1983, Ricardo left Chicago to join the United States Army where he was he was stationed at Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii. One of the highlights of his military career at this duty station was boxing for the 25TH Infantry Division Pacific Command.
After serving 6 1⁄2 years in the military, Ricardo relocated to Denver, CO. One day while watching the local news on his lunch break (while working for the United States Postal Service), he found out that his longtime friend Montell Griffin was competing in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. It was reported that Griffin’s first professional fight would be held at the old McNichol’s Arena in Denver, CO and Ricardo was determined to reconnect with his longtime friend as they had lost contact after Griffin’s father passed in 1983 (when he was only 12 years old) and visited the hotel were Griffin was residing at while in Denver. Griffin immediately remembered Ricardo and called him by name; since then Ricardo has been his personal Publicist and also became his Manager during the latter part of his career.
Ricardo has also had the privilege of working with the former 2x Junior Middleweight Champion of the World and 1996 Olympic (Atlanta, GA) Gold Medalist, David “THE AMERICAN DREAM” Reid from North Philadelphia, PA. Most recently, Ricardo has worked on various Public Relations projects for former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Lamon “RELENTLESS” Brewster.
Ricardo is an entrepreneur and owns the company, Brawlers Sports Management Group LLC sharing his over 30
years of boxing, training and management experience with the boxing community. Additionally, he works for
the United States Government assisting Wounded Warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.