The local Miami icon and former Professional Boxer and Donato De Martiis is now a permanent fixture at The World Famous 5th St. Gym. Check out his bio below. Contact Donato directly at 305-713-3616
Even at a very young age combat sports were always Donato’s passion. He began training as a teenager in martial arts and became an Aikido black belt. After that achievement he switched his focus to kickboxing and realized that what he truly wanted was to box.
He began a training camp under the leadership of Xavi Moya, Spain’s renowned legend. After a few years under Moya’s instruction he decided to move to Miami, Florida to begin his career as a Professional Boxer. He was fortunate to be coached by Boxing’s well-known coach, Luis Lagerman who received his training as a direct “disciple” of Angelo Dundee at the 5th Street Gym.
He had the honor of training with some of the great names in the Heavyweight Division such as Attila Levin, Timur Ibragimov, Shannon Briggs, Oliver McCall, Fres Oquendo, Hasim Rahman and many more. All of these fighters are either Olympians and/or former World Champions. Donato’s career allowed him traveling all over the United States and Europe with the help of Ahmet Oner, a prominent World recognized Boxing promoter who took Donato under his wing.
After an exciting and long career as a boxer, Donato has decided to take a new path and joined Dino Spenser and Tom Tsatas at the World Famous 5th Street Gym.
“Our mission here is simply “to be the best trainers in the world” claims the former professional boxer turned trainer. “We not only train fighters but anyone who wants to train like a fighter and be in the best shape of their lives.” Donato has lived in Miami for many years and also can be seen around town at the different hot spots or riding on his mororcycle. Miami is now is full-time home and is available for private classes. Please contact Donato directly at 305-713-3616