“I’ll never forget the day I walked into the gym and Bill said, ‘Stay with me and I’ll make you a world champion,’” Walker said. “At first I didn’t see that far because I didn’t know what he saw in me, but he saw something and he made me a world champion.
Within three years, Walker had grown from the bottom up to a man with one of the most promising eye tests in combat sports. Walker is now a two-division Muay Thai champion who has dedicated his time to youth and combat sports.
It seemed like the high couldn’t improve until Walker’s hard work received the ultimate blessing. The felony charge that has lingered on his head for the past decade has been completely exonerated due to the changes he demonstrated.
For years Walker knew he was walking the right path, and while the label of “criminal” was always there to make life more difficult, he replaced excuses with hard work, and so did his hard work at the gym all these years, he paid off.
“When you accept your wrongs, no one can use them against you,” Walker explained. “No one can say, ‘Oh, I’m going to say this in public to embarrass you.’ How can they if you accept your wrongs? I am comfortable with who I am and I know that I have done wrong and I accept my wrongs and I try to right my wrongs; I think that’s the best way to be. I am open to it.
Walker made mistakes, rehabilitated himself, lived the ultimate exoneration dream, and saved many lives along the way. At just 34, Walker is probably just getting started.
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