I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this web site and let you know a little about me, and why I developed this site. My name is Mike Kilmer. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California area and presently live in South Dakota. I am the Athletics and Activities Director for a residential treatment center, Sky Ranch for Boys, in the Northwestern part of the state. I have a devoted interest in the sport of Boxing and have been running a gym and coaching both amateurs and professionals for about 25 years. The Champions Choice Boxing gym is in Spearfish, South Dakota. I coach the gym with the help of many other people. The Champions Choice Boxing Gym has had great success with its boxers. I believe that anyone can learn to Box, but even more important I believe that the sport of boxing can greatly help in the developing strong ,well-adjusted youth with strong morals and values.
I have two sons who compete in the amateur divisions who both continue to train with desires to make the US Olympic team. I hope this site will continue to improve the levels of communication for other athletes and coaches so they may be informed of what is going on the in world of amateur and professional boxing. I would like to take just a moment to give credit and express my admiration to a few individuals whom have helped me over the years and continue to be my greatest friends.
First of all, I would like to thank my wife, without whose help I would not be able to achieve any of my goals. She not only can fill the place of me as a coach, but does all the things that I just can’t seem to get done.
Kenny Weldon is probably been more influential and given me more knowledge into the Sweet Science of boxing. With his abilities to teach both athletes and coaches and making them understand the simplicities and correct techniques of both defense and aggression. I will always continue to learn from him and will know that the sweet science is to be able to hit your opponent from the farthest distance away with maximum leverage without being hit.
Most of all I would like to thank both my sons, Stoney and Chet, whom have always been there to help me and any other athletes in any way that they could. Thanks guys.