Mike Huckabee began boxing at age 14 and won more than 10 amateur championships in the Carolinas before turning professional. He boxed professionally in 15 events winning nine.
Huckabee, a sharp puncher with quick hands, defeated two military champions to earn the 1975 Carolinas Golden Gloves title. He won five state championships and two regional titles as a member of Charleston’s Cooper River Boxing Team.
Huckabee finished runner-up in national Golden Gloves competition in 1979 and was ranked the No. 2 amateur in his weight class after that event. His amateur record featured 260 victories with only 15 losses.
Huckabee is employed by Sam’s Club in Conway, S.C. He spends as much time as possible with his three children and two grandchildren.