Mike was Born on July 7, 1947, in Charlotte, NC, he was married to the former Brenda Steadman, and from that union, two children. He started Boxing at 6 years of age, fighting in the National Guard Armory in Gaffney, SC. Mike won the 1963 and 1964 Novice Bantam Weight Charlotte Golden and the Novice WelterWeight Charlotte Golden Gloves in 1965. Between 1965 and 1968 while serving abroad the USS Enterprise he was the middleweight Champion of the All Navy Tournament at Alameda, California.
Mike became a professional fighter when he finished his service in 1969, winning 2 bouts and losing 1. On June 12, 1970 he defeated John Link of Lincolnton, NC.
He had a total of 45 fights, with 40 wins and 5 losses. Mike passed away on April 29, 2010