Professional Boxer, Film actor
Who is A.J. Verel?
Verel is a former Light Heavyweight & Middleweight Sport Karate & Kickboxing Champion. In 1992 he won the World Kickboxing Association's Middleweight title. Verel holds Black Belts in five different Martial Arts and as co-captain of the U.S. National Martial Arts and N.A.C.K. Demonstration Teams won two gold medals.
Verel returned to the Original Toughman Contest in 2000 as the referee for the FOX televised reality show titled "Toughman Contest"Championship Series which ran for five seasons on the FX Network. Verel continues to stay active working on and appearing in movies, training fighters and producing televised events. Verel is the Chairman for the Official "Pro Martial Arts Hall of Fame & Museum" and in June 2010 was named the United States Delegate for the 'World Kickboxing League" for all Ring Sports along with Ambassadors Rick "The Jet" Rufus and Don "The Dragon" Wilson. Verel also is currently under consideration by President Barack Obama for a position on the Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.