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"And Still..." Is about Laila Ali's ex-husband,Trainer and Promoter, former Two Time World Champion boxer Yahya McClain. From street fights to title fights. This book is about the life of Yahya McClain, a fatherless boy from the projects of New York City that made it! Made lots of money, won world titles in professional boxing, had fame, beautiful women, fast cars and all the toys a man could want, but lost it all! Yahya's life journey has been exciting, entertaining and educational. Never bullied Yahya has been fighting all of his life in the ring as well as in the corporate world. Yahya had done things his way and has never backed down from a challenge. Yahya pulls no punches in this book "And Still!" The readers of this book will be entertained and educated at the same time.
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About the Author
Yahya McClain, has not only succeeded as a professional boxer, becoming a Two Time World Champion, but he also learned the management and promotional aspect of the entertainment business. He first founded Yahya World- wide, a promotional company that promoted jazz concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Las Vegas, Nevada. Artists such as Najee, Will Downing jr, Jon B and Aaron Hall among many others. In between training and boxing Yahya co-wrote and co-produced The Soda Pop Dance Show, a teen dance show that aired weekly, live on cable TV in Las Vegas. Yahya later toured the East Coast promoting step shows at various HBCUs. Next he began training and advising Laila Ali, securing endorsements with company's such as Adidas, Ford, and Soft Sheen Carson to name a few. He was an instrumental part in her boxing career. In January 2001 Absoloot Boxing created the boxing event Ali Frazier IV (The Daughters 30 Years Later). The Ali Frazier IV fight was the first time in history that a women's bout was the main event on a Pay-Per-View show. The event was projected to sell only 30,000-40,000 buys, but went well beyond expectations, the fight sold more than 100,000 buys. In 2002 Yahya opened Absoloot Boxing and Fitness Gym, home of the Absoloot Awareness Foundation (AAF). AAF is a foundation set up to fight obesity in youth through boxing, education, and mentoring. To ensure that kids are better equipped to be successful, upstanding citizens of society. Yahya's entrepre- neurial mind has taken his career in many directions. Although he has worked as an actor, he has since developed a strong passion for bringing his thoughts from script to screen. He helped produce the feature film Heroes in 2009. In 2010, along with Shawty the comedian, Yahya created the reality show Comedy Camp and by the end of 2010 his next venture was YES Filmworks Inc., a film and television production company. YES Filmworks debut project, C.I.G.A.R. The Movie has appeared in multiple film festi- vals around the world. 2013 Yahya McClain launches his new company Ansars Pub- lishing LLC. Their first project is "And Still" the Memoir of Yahya McClain. A book that highlights some of the most memorable moments in his life.