Born, raised and still residing in Washington DC, Simba Sana started boxing at the age of 12. He boxed sporadically as an amateur fighter until attending Mount Saint Mary’s University where he established a boxing club. After graduating he continued boxing eventually becoming a sparring partner for several local professional fighters. He also managed the career of super middleweight Beethavean “Bee” Scottland for several years and is currently managing another super middleweight, Oliver Musampa. His daughter, Layla, was introduced to boxing at an early age and he is looking forward to introducing the sport to his two sons, Jimmie and Kobi. Simba is the former owner of Karibu Books and is currently writing a spiritual memoir, All About Love, to be published by Agate in 2011.