Elk Grove pro boxer to enter ring for the first time since losing his biggest supporter: his father

Malikai “Machine Gun” Johnson talks to KCRA about his first fight after losing his father.

Malikai “Machine Gun” Johnson of Elk Grove, by way of Monterey Trail High School, will put his perfect 8-0 professional boxing record on the line Friday night in Sacramento. However, he will be feeling extra pressure this time when he enters the ring at the DoubleTree Hotel without his biggest supporter. Malikai’s father, Tommy, died earlier this year from COVID-19, and this will be Malikai’s first pro-boxing match without his father by his side.