From Friday Night Lights to Golden Gloves Champion
Welcome Featured American Mission Athlete Josh Himes!
Where it all began
Current UBF All Americas Cruiserweight Champion, and Union Ironworker, Josh Himes “The Handsome Hitman” is the epitome of an All-American story. He spent his childhood pursuing baseball, basketball, football, and all things fitness in western Pennsylvania. Being quite the athlete, he continued his sports career at the D1 level playing baseball for Youngstown State University in Ohio. Shortly after, Josh started boxing in the amateur circuit, where he garnered national rankings and held the “Pennsylvania Golden Gloves” state championship, WPO, and Valley Sportsfest Championship titles. His first title as a professional was the ABA Cruiserweight Championship.
Josh transitioned into professional boxing in 2014, and trains at the World Famous 5th Street Gym in Miami, home gym of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the brand new Unanimous Boxing Gym in Chicago and recently The Music City Boxing Gym in Nashville. Josh has a true passion for boxing and has always proudly stood by his heritage as an Italian-American fighter.
Building Americas Infrastructure
When Josh isn’t training for a fight, he spends his days building America as a union ironworker. He is out of Local 3 (Pittsburgh) and is currently positioned as a foreman Ironworker at the Shell Craker Plant. He has worked on some of OSHA’s biggest projects in the country, from Global Foundries in New York to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. His passion for Ironworking is evident and he strives to represent his ironworker brotherhood with pride. From climbing the steel to sliding through the ropes, Josh is dedicated and proud. After a long and tough day working with steel, he puts down his spud wrenches and laces up his gloves for intense training at the gym.
They’re made for each other
Josh married the love of his life, rising country star Brynn Marie, also a Pennsylvania native. She has been playing music for the past decade and has shared her music with troops in the Middle East, in music venues across the country, and for throngs of fans when touring with rock legends Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Cheap Trick and Heart.
we’re all fighters
Josh and Brynn believe everyone’s a fighter so together the husband and wife duo started Fight2Fight, a nationwide non-profit movement empowering and commissioning people to come together in support of each other’s battles. Everyday we stand face to face with a fight, whether it’s cancer, addiction, crime, weight loss, identity issues, abuse or freedom.
Josh, welcome to the American Mission Team. It truly is an honor to have you on our team and in our corner.
Josh and his beautiful wife Brynn, featured on HGTV on 9/21!