The man who guided two-time WBC Middleweight champion Keith Holmes has passed away.
Sahvaliel Malik was the father figure that managed Holmes from the mid-90's through the rest of his career. Mr. Malik also was a spiritual adviser to Holmes during that period. Mr. Malik passed away on January 2 at the age of 75. The cause of death was not disclosed.
The funeral services for Mr. Malik, who was born William Fredrick Penn in Roanoke, VA, will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at JB Jenkins Funeral Home, located at 7474 Landover Road in Hyattsville, MD beginning at 12:30 PM.
Mr. Malik was truly a nice man. As Keith Holmes grew in his boxing career, Mr. Malik and I would have some very nice conversations about boxing and life in general. He will truly be missed. We send our deepest condolences to his family.