Photo credit Tom Poole

Photo credit Tom Poole


Born in the implicit ‘mecca’ of US Boxing, Cincinnati Ohio- Terry Southerland seemed destined to be a champion. His father, a fan of boxing, used to take him to events as a child- and early on, young Terry became interested in, and showed great aptitude for the sport. By the age of 11, he was in the gym daily  honing his skills with challenges like the Junior Olympics competitions.

By the age of 15, Southerland had won his first National Championship and later competed around the world. He was also chosen to be a sparring partner for his childhood idol and future hall of fame inductee, Aaron Pryor.  After a remarkable amateur record, and two more US National titles, Terry joined the US Navy team. In his years with the Navy Boxing Team, Southerland represented the United States in numerous world-wide tournaments, including the Goodwill Games in Russia 1986.

Upon turning pro in 1990, his professional career as a fighter is marked by a record of 21 wins, and 3 losses. He moved permanently to New York City in the early 90s and, he soon found a talent for bringing out the best in others through his expertise, training-ethic and positive attitude.   

 He lives in Chelsea, an artistic neighborhood of New York City, proudly serving Manhattan as preeminent fitness master and boxing coach, to adoring clients. He enjoys city life,  and has a passion for reading, organizing community art exhibitions, and running in his spare time.


 Boxing Experience:

  • 3-Time National Champion

  • U.S. Goodwill Games 1986

  • United States Navy Amateur Boxing

  • Amateur Boxing Record: 148-14

  • WBC Middleweight Pro Boxing Record: 21-3