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From Passion to Prosperity: How Ozhan and Alaina Built a Thriving Empire from His Love for Boxing

How Ozhan and Alaina Built a Thriving Empire
Photo Courtesy: Hit N Move

Ozhan arrived in the United States from Türkiye in 2012 with dreams and ambitions that extended beyond his initial job with a prominent rental car company. Starting from the bottom, he quickly ascended the ranks to become a branch manager. However, his career took an unexpected turn when he ventured into the pharmaceutical industry, driven by his background and interest in the medical field, particularly orthopedics and dermatology.

Ozhan’s dedication and talent did not go unnoticed. He was awarded the national accolade as the most successful manager in the United States an impressive seven times. Despite his success in pharmaceuticals, Ozhan found a new passion that would eventually change his life: boxing.

With a solid background in soccer from his days in Türkiye, Ozhan found the transition to boxing relatively smooth. His initial goal was to spar with professional boxers, a milestone he proudly achieved by training with high-level professionals whose identities remain confidential. Although he considered turning professional, the heightened risk of injuries led him to focus on the amateur circuit. His dedication paid off when he clinched the title of Boston Masters Champion.

How Ozhan and Alaina Built a Thriving Empire
Photo Courtesy: Hit N Move

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges, but for Ozhan, it was a period of innovation and opportunity. Amid global uncertainty, he founded Hit N Move, a company that would soon revolutionize the boxing gear industry. As a glove collector, Ozhan was frustrated by the market’s lack of originality, where products were often indistinguishable except for their logos. He believed that none of the gloves met the standards he sought, which sparked his desire to create something better.

The breakthrough came during an unexpected moment of inspiration. While playing darts, Ozhan deconstructed a dart and had an epiphany: he could apply the principles of weight distribution from the dart to the padding of boxing gloves. This innovative approach led to creating the first unique padding in the United States. As he tested these gloves in his gym, his friends and fellow fighters were astounded by their quality and performance, urging him to commercialize his creation.

With encouragement from his peers and unwavering support from his wife, Ozhan launched his first pair of gloves, aptly named “All Day.” The reception was overwhelmingly positive, and his innovation journey did not stop there. Hit N Move grew into an internationally renowned company based in Virginia in just two years. Ozhan paused his pharmaceutical career to focus entirely on his burgeoning business.

How Ozhan and Alaina Built a Thriving Empire
Photo Courtesy: Hit N Move

Today, Hit N Move operates with a dedicated team of seven individuals, including boxers, medical professionals, and designers. This diverse team ensures that the company produces high-quality products and remains at the forefront of innovation in the boxing gear industry.

Ozhan’s story is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. From managing a rental car branch to revolutionizing boxing gloves, his journey underscores the importance of pursuing one’s passions and being open to unexpected opportunities. Hit N Move stands as a symbol of his relentless drive and commitment to excellence, setting a new standard in the world of boxing gear.

As Ozhan continues to lead Hit N Move, his story inspires many aspiring entrepreneurs and athletes, proving that it is possible to turn a passion into a thriving business with vision and determination.

How Ozhan and Alaina Built a Thriving Empire
Photo Courtesy: Hit N Move

 

Published By: Aize Perez

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