Frédéric Julan was born in Paris, France. As an amateur, he became the first French boxer to win the Daily News New York Golden Gloves tournament, winning in both 2013 and 2015. He founded BoxingCulture.com, an educational platform for boxers, and wrote a book about boxing Vivre de la boxe (Living boxing), which is available on his website and Amazon. As an amateur, he has won 1 regional Parisian title, 2 New York Golden Gloves Championships, 2 New York Tournament Championships, and 1 PB Tournament Championship. His most notable fight so far is against Joe Ward in Madison Square Garden.