Mickey Demos Boxing Club is the only real boxing gym in Miami that also offers full fitness classes for exercise enthusiasts. Here, the average person can work out alongside professional boxers. It is run by Miami’s oldest boxing family which is deeply entrenched in the community. Mickey’s father, Mickey Demos, Sr., is in the UM Sports Hall of Fame (for boxing). Mickey himself is a 7-time state boxing champion and won 4 Junior Olympic gold medals. He is a graduate of the UM School of Law and started the current club boxing program at “The U”.
For exercise enthusiasts, our gym offers boxing-themed programs designed to train the whole body and offers flexibility classes. In addition, for those people wanting to take boxing to the next level, the gym offers competition programs.
Most importantly, this gym is about the community. Accordingly, we host regular monthly social events, BBQs, and fight watch parties. The gym has an after-school boxing program for children and supports programs for children at risk. Moreover, a gym should not be all about hard work.
A gym is a serious place; we work hard just like all boxers. However, there is a palpable family atmosphere here and everyone is welcome. Come on in and give us a try.
Mickey Demos, Founder is a Miami native who started boxing at the age of eight. Under the tutelage of his father, Dr. Mickey Demos Sr., UM Sports Hall of Fame Boxer and ring physician for the US Olympic Team, Mickey Jr. went on to win seven State Championships and four Junior Olympic medals in boxing. His first job was as a boxing instructor at the age of 15. Mickey also trained as a guest of the US Olympic Training Center and was heavily recruited by the US Air Force boxing team before leaving boxing to pursue his education.
After studying finance at FSU, he then earned a law degree from the University of Miami. Mickey trained fighters throughout his legal career and left the practice of law ten years ago to pursue his passion for boxing.
Today, Mickey coaches the University of Miami boxing team, where he started the program. He has produced 7 national champions in four years and was also integral to starting the programs at FSU, UF, FIU, and NSU.
Education and sports have dominated Mickey’s life. He is a homeschooling specialist and has spent several years working with world-class racecar driver Nelson Philippe. Mickey has taught in the prison system as well. An avid skydiver with over a thousand jumps, Mickey has written a book on the subject of the psycho-spiritual aspects of extreme sports. He is an accomplished powerlifter and his bench press is currently in top .001 percentile in the world for his age and weight.
Mickey’s overriding passion is his ability to relate and connect with people on a deeper level, and the gym business allows him to do so on a daily basis while sharing his passion for boxing.