Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, LLC, is the current IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World.
He won his title on October 1, 2011 with a 6th round TKO victory. He trains under legendary boxing trainer Xavier Biggs, brother of 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs. Shannon began martial arts at the age of seven and has continued training ever since then.
He has a 5th degree Black Belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate and a 4th Degree Black Belt under Joe Lewis's Fighting System JLFS. After over 70 bouts inside the ring, competing in Canada and Europe, Shannon could not find a place where the average person could be exposed to the "Top Secret" training of some of the best fighters in the world. If he could take the grueling workouts he did in the ring, and create a non-intimidating, convenient circuit workout format, then the average mom and businessman could enjoy the benefits of boxing and kickboxing without getting hit.
Shannon is a family man himself with two children, and so, keeping the workout short but still effective was KEY.
This morning was my first time at 9Rounds. Not even a member and these trainers AND members know how to treat a new comer to their gym. First class treatment!!! First class facility!!! Best believe I’m coming back!!! Thanks so much guys. I'll see you guys again this week.💪👊