Mike Birmingham

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Boxing trainer Mike Birmingham died unexpectedly at his Sunset Beach apartment on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at the young age of 49. Along with his brother Dan Birmingham, Mike helped train hundreds of fighters over the 25 years he was involved in the fight game in St. Petersburg, Florida. The youngest of six children, Mike grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and took his first boxing lesson at the age of 6. A tough, talented amateur fighter, he put the gloves away when he was in his mid-20s to work as a trainer. Among the fighters he helped train were former junior-middleweight champ Winky Wright, and former super-middleweight champ Jeff Lacy. Known as one of the better cut men in the game, he learned his trade in Ohio under the eye of Eddie “The Clot” Aliano.

Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010.

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