Dr. Rashad N. Ali has been known in the Boxing community as simply "Dr. Ali" for more than 25 years. Dr. Ali has participated in amateur and professional boxing as a fight doctor, manager, and promoter. In 2005, Dr. Ali established Bareknuckle Promotions due to his intrigue with the 75 round brawl that occurred on Richburg Hill outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi on July 8, 1889. This event is significant in American Boxing history.
Since 2012, Dr. Ali has owned a boxing facility in East Detroit Michigan in conjunction with the DeQuan Marion and, former middleweight champion, Jimmy Paul. The trio has offered boxing to a number of disenfranchised youth whose misdirected energies have been transformed into commendable positive efforts leading to upstanding citizens. Dr. Ali's desire is to offer that east Detroit model to other troubled inner city youth programs throughout the south.
Dr. Ali believes that boxing is as American as "apple pie". The vision for Dr. Ali's Bareknuckle Promotions is to find and develop talent in the boxing community that will lead to great champions in the south, similar to champions that are found in football, basketball, and track, as well as, other sports.
Bareknuckle promotions since 2005 has worked to bring wholesome events and family entertainment to the fan base in the south. Today, with the expanding capabilities of the Internet and Social Media, Bareknuckle Promotions and BKP Television intends to offer more wholesome programs in family entertainment, not only, to the southern region of the United States but also nationally as well as internationally.
Donna Ali has over thirty years of experience in accounting and management. She earned both her B.S. in accounting and M.B.A degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi. Since graduating from USM, she has held several positions, including Internal Auditor for Bancorp South, In-Charge Auditor for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi-Medicare Division and Financial Administrator for the Regional Transit Authority in Dayton, Ohio.
For eight years, Donna was also the Business Manager for OB-GYN Associates, a private medical practice in Laurel, Mississippi. She was also the Executive Director and CFO of Community Connections Inc., a non-profit, 501c3, General Contractor and HUD Certified Affiliate Housing Counseling Agency for over seven years.
Currently, Donna is CFO for RAKS Fire Sprinkler, LLC and BareKnuckle Promotions, LLC. RAKS Fire Sprinkler provides fire protection services to federal, state, and local governments in the United States. In this position, Donna manages all of the financial and accounting aspects of these companies.
Terrance Thigpen, PMP, ITIL brings more than 10 years of experience in Computer Engineering, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations to his role as Marketing Director / Event Coordinator at BareKnuckle Promotions, LLC. He is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Founder of Krimson Designs, LLC and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Terrance’s primary focus is to continually increase global thought leadership, eminence, and brand awareness to help drive BareKnuckle Promotions business results. He has daily oversight of the Web Site, Video Channel, BKPTV, Social Media, and thought leadership content. An adept researcher, he also keeps abreast of industry trends and challenges and provides business intelligence to the company. He is committed and dedicated to ensure that Dr Ali’s mission, vision and values for BareKnuckle Promotions and BKP Television are successfully achieved.
His career includes the development of an award winning advanced, panel-based, hybrid virtual-reality and visualization environment system, CAVE2™. He has received multiple awards and certifications in Computer Engineering, as well as, more than 8 years of corporate Information Technology communications, marketing and public relations experience.
Daniel Mujahid is a retired staff executive of the Chrysler Corporation (now the FCA) and served as a marketing manager of the Chrysler Pavilion at the 1984 World's Fair Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was here where the minivan was first introduced as a production vehicle in the United States.
At Chrysler, Daniel was most noted for his “2nd Tier Minority Inclusion” Initiative, which was kicked off with a speech from Vice Chair Robert A. Lutz requiring all Chrysler 1st Tier suppliers to develop strategies for increasing utilization of products and services from minority vendors, contractors, and service providers.
Daniel earned an M.B.A. from Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) with an emphasis in Strategic Marketing. He also earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources Administration from Michigan State University. As a student of the great visionary and leader Warith Deen Mohammed of Chicago, Illinois, Daniel became Detroit Representative for the Collective Purchasing Conference.
Bob Alexander has been a professional boxing ring announcer for nearly 30 years. Based in Southwest Florida, he has announced around the country and the world and has performed on all major TV networks. Bob was inducted in the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010 along with Muhammad Ali and Don King. He is proud to be the voice of BKPTV.
Jonathan McGowan, M.S. is a seasoned but humble digital media and marketing expert. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Media Production and a master's degree in mass communications. Jonathan brings a greater level of expertise to whatever platform he commits to helping. Over the last 9 years of his career, he has worked with numerous non-profits and businesses like Love's Kitchen, Hattiesburg Historical Downtown Association, Southern Miss Athletics, Visit Hattiesburg, A Touch of Ellisville Magazine, Dream of Hattiesburg, ESPN, various broadcast media outlets in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Jonathan has an extensive amount of experience in marketing, video production, client relations, brand relationship and marketing, web and graphic design. He is the CEO/Founder of JMac Productions, LLC, a video production company serving area businesses in Mississippi and surrounding areas.
Jonathan is motivated daily by using his love for media to market, improve, and grow the community. He is a firm believer that without God it's not possible to succeed.
As the Producer at BKPTV, Jonathan enjoys putting his leadership and organizational skills into action. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and family, but most importantly helping others to achieve their goals in life.