Mike English was born in Columbia, South Carolina where he began his boxing career. He went on to become a three time Golden Glove South Carolina Champion as well as numerous titles throughout the southeast. Mike compelled an impressive 68 wins with only 5 losses.
Under the leadership and coaching of long time friend and famed promoter Billy Stanich, Mike became a contender, fighting all over the world on many undercards such as Evander Holyfield and others. Mike always took special interest in the young amateurs that he trained at White Rock Boxing Gym, producing numerous champions.