HISTORY OF SOUTH BEACH BOXING / FAMOUS VISITORS

OUR HISTORY

CHANGE HAPPENS HERE! For over 20 years now we’ve been TRANSFORMING LIVES. We opened in 1998, as the rebirth of the original  5th St. Gym, and we were the continuation of the legacy of boxing on Miami Beach just a few years after they tore down the 5th St. Gym, and its building, in 1993 for good,. We opened in a similar space, also upstairs on the 2nd floor, just 2 blocks down the street, on 7th & Washington. We are the longest running gym in Miami Beach. We created real boxer’s workouts to the fitness world; whereas the 5th St. Gym, catered only to professional fighters, which many, many greats came out of there. Angelo Dundee trained 15 World Champions out of there. After they closed in 1993 for good, we continued the legacy of boxing on Miami Beach, with all the professional fighters, and then also created mainstream, badass, workouts for people who wanted to get super lean, strong and fit like a boxer. Our slogan at the time was “Come Train With the Pros.” We had Beau Jack, Roberto Duran, Vinny Pazienza, ALL 3 Camachos training together, Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins and many, many more training with us for all their camps and training sessions while down in South Florida. We also had Angelo Dundee with us almost daily for 7+ years. Come tour our gym & feel/see all the greats & history.

(See the Famous Visitors section for more on Fighters and Celebrities who have frequented South Beach Boxing).

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FAMOUS VISITORS + MEMBERS + FREQUENTERS

After 20 years, it’s no wonder that the list of internationally known champion boxers, celebrities and athletes continues to grow…with the likes of Evander Holyfied, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, the Camachos, Matt Damon, Will Smith, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, just to name a few who trained at, and frequented, South Beach Boxing.

 

FAMOUS VISITORS + MEMBERS + FREQUENTERS

Muhammad Ali (had a few b’days at SBB)
Angelo Dundee (trained fighters out of SBB from 2000 – 2010)
Oscar De La Hoya (trained for a few camps & did several press conferences at SBB)
Roberto Duran (trained AND retired in our gym along with his daughter too)
Beau Jack (hung out always & retired in our gym)
Don King (frequented)
Bernard Hopkins – (had MANY of his training camps at the gym with lots of fighters)
Roy Jones Jr -(had MANY of his training camps at the gym with lots of fighters)
Sugar Ray Leonard – (did a few press conferences at the gym & visited a lot)

Evander Holyfield – (filmed Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition Episode in the gym)
Ricardo Mayorga- (had MANY of his training camps at the gym with lots of fighters)
Floyd Mayweather – (did his Hip Hop music awards promo at the gym & visited)
Kevin Kelly – (trained for fights at the gym & trained others, as well)

Ochocinco at the gym
Andre Burto – (visited often)
Kid Gavilan Jr – (trained & visited often)
Khalilah Camacho Ali – (a member of the gym & trained often)
Hector “Macho” Camacho (had MANY of his training camps at the gym with lots of fighters)
Camacho Jr (had MANY of his training camps at the gym with lots of fighters)
Melissa Salamone (had MANY of her training camps at the gym)
Lous DeValle –  (trained AND taught classes at the gyms)
David Telesco – (trained at the gym)
David Estrada (ex-instructor) – (trained & was a full time instructor at the gyms)
Rob Kaman – (trained for years at the gym)
Evander Hollyfield – (visited the gym & on Extreme Makeover
Weight Loss Edition which was filmed at the gym)
Lennox Lewis – (frequented many times to the gym)
Tommy Herns – (visited & trained at the gym)
Zab Juddha – (trained at the gym)
Joel Juddha – (trained at the gym)
JermaineTaylor – (trained at the gym)
Linda Hogan – (did photo shoot for her book cover at the gym)

Hulk Hogan – (trained at the gym & shot an episode on his show at the gym)
Nate Campbell – (trained at the gym)
Angel Manfreddy – (trained at the gym)
Panchito Bojado – Baby Face Assassin – (trained at the gym)
Big Lip (Power 96) – (member of the gym)
Billy Schwer – (member of the gym)
Fres Oquendo – (trained at the gym)
Mike Tyson – (visited the gym a few times)
Yuriorkis Gamboa – (visited the gym)
Diego Corales – (visited the gym)
Ike Cortes – (visited the gym)

Frank Bruno -(visited the gym)
Michael Moore – (member of the gym)
Hurtdao – (trained at the gym)
Acelino “Popo” Freitas – (trained for his fight at AA Arena at the gym)
Belinda Laracuente – (trained at the gym for her Christy Martin fight)
Daniel Day Lewis – (was a member and trained at the gym)
Irvine Welsh – (author of Trainspotting – a member of the gym)
Antonio Sabato Jr – (member of the gym)
Will Smith -(member of the gym-trained for the Ali & did some scenes at the gym)
Matt Damon – (member of the gym for years with wife & kids too)
Jada Pinkett Smith – (trained for one of her movies at the gym)
Flo Rida – (trained at the gym & did a music video at the gym)
Lil Wayne – (visited & did a promo at the gym)
The Situation (Jersey Shore) – (trained at the gym)
Nikki Minaj – (wore our SFB gloves in her “Knockout” song video)
Heavy D – (Long Term Member)
Paulina Rubio – (Long Term Member)

Football Players
Julius Peppers (Chicago Bears)
Donte Stallworth (Washington Redskins)
Niles Paul (Washington Redskins)
Curtis Martin (Patriots & Jets)
Darnell Dockett (Arizona Cardinals)
Chris Henderson (Atlanta Falcons – Defensive line)
LeSean “Shady” McCoy (Philadelphia Eagles – #1 running back)
Mike Mitchell (Oakland Raiders – strong safety)
Louis Murphy (Oakland Raiders – wide receiver)
Curtis Brinkley (San Diego Chargers – running back)
Leron McCoy (ex NFL player & Drew Rosenhaus’assistant)
Arrelious (Regis) Benn (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Kyle Moore (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) – (Bengals & Patriots)
Terell Owens (Seattle Seahawks)

Basketball Players
Dwayne Wade
Shaquille O’Neal
Chris Bosh

Famous Visitors

RESULTS DRIVEN

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BOXER TO TRAIN LIKE ONE!”

– SOUTH BEACH BOXING –
(SINCE 1998)