Michael ‘Silk’ Olajide, Jr. (Special Boxing Consultant and Fight Coordinator) was trained by Angelo Dundee, Muhammad Ali’s World Champion trainer, and was a professional boxer from 1981 to 1991. In that time, he was Canadian Middleweight Champion in 1984, World Athletic Association Champion in 1985, World Boxing Council Intercontinental Champion in 1986, and #1 World Middleweight Contender in 1987. In 1991, he created Equinox Fitness Club’s and the world’s first boxing fitness program. Shape Magazine rated his “Aerobox” video the #6 greatest workout video of all time. He is the author of the book, Aerobox High Performance, and he opened the world’s first Boxing Fitness Club, Aerospace High Performance Center, in 2004. Silk’s Off-Broadway credits include choreographer for Blade to the Heat starring Paul Calderon, directed by George C. Wolfe at the Public Theater in 1995. He was Boxing Consultant for Michael Mann’s film, ALI, starring Will Smith in 2001. He has trained such artists as Hugh Jackman, Iman, Rachel Weiss, Q-tip, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Harvey Keitel, Dustin Hoffman, Josh Hartnett, and many more. Silk was the Fight Choreographer for Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia in 2006, the trainer for Ray Fisher for the play, Fetch Clay, Make Man in 2013, for Jake Gyllenhaal for the Southpaw boxing movie in 2015, for Liev Schreiber for the 2017 boxing film, Chuck, and for Adrienne Warren for her Tony Award®-winning role as Tina Turner on Broadway.