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Kickboxing champion Steve Shepherd started the boxing gym in 1992, and in 2000 it was taken over by his protégé, David Lewter. “Dangerous Dave” started amateur boxing and kickboxing in 1993 and became a three-time, two division I.S.K.A .World Kick Boxing Champion. Three years and 30 amateur fights later the Florida State Golden Gloves Champ became a promising middle weight pro. Signing with world famous promoter Lou Duva and Main Events Boxing.

Lewter began training with some of the best pro boxers and trainers in boxing. Including countless sparring sessions with fighters like Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitiker, Vernon “ The Viper” 

Forrest, “Ferosous” Fernando Vargas,. Zab “Super” Judah, Glenn Johnson, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma and many more world class fighters. Now working with trainers like Ronnie Shields, Roger Bloodworth and others, Lewter racked up 16 pro fights in the next 18 months.

On May 5th of 2000, Lewter won the W.B,C. Continental Americas middleweight title with a 9th round K.O. in Dallas, TX. In June 2004, at The Harriet Himmel Theater, “Dangerous Dave” won his last professional bout acquiring a respectable record of 22 wins (15 knockouts) and 4 losses. Dave has also received a black belt from 5x 3 division world kickboxing champion Steve Shepherd.

In 35 years of training fighters Steve only awarded 15 black belts, and Dave got his in a record time of only 18 months. In recent years, Dave has been one of the most sought after teachers and trainers in south Florida. His 26 years of experience bring a wealth of knowledge to those who want to follow in his footsteps, or simply train to attain their highest level of fitness. He has trained people of all ages and backgrounds, including other professional athletes like Serena Williams, Marc Blount, Kevin Jones, and Anquan Boldin and more… In 2017 Dave added to his accomplishments an induction into the Florida boxing Hall of Fame.



1995 – Florida Golden Gloves Junior

Middle Weight Champion

Three time two division ISKA and PKA

World Kickboxing Champion

W.B.C Americas Pro Boxing Champion


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I can without a doubt say that Dave Lewters Boxing Class and Gym are by far the best mental and physical workout.There is nothing better then feeling like you can do just about anything when your done with Lewters class.Dave is so passionate when it comes to teaching or talking with one of his students.If your looking to get into shape and learn something that is very valuable,coming to Dave Lewters Gym is the best thing for you.
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No matter how long the day may be, I walk through the door of Dave Lewter’s Boxing & Fitness and I feel my mood start to change. Twenty minutes in and I am sweating….and smiling. I know all about endorphins and such. But its more than that. The atmosphere is challenging and encouraging, welcoming all levels to come in and thrive. Its Dave. He really gets people. Somehow he brings a level of warmth to the sport of boxing, making it an attainable hobby, or more, to everyone who enters the door. Thanks Dave!
Linda Brownstein
I have had the most enjoyable experience attending Dave Lewter’s Boxing and Fitness. I first joined the gym to exercise and learn the technical form of boxing, but my journey has developed into so much more. It was apparent from day one how eager and enthused Mr. Lewter is about his instruction. It is hard to put this into words, but every class seems almost “magical” in the sense that Mr. Lewter’s passion really seems to shine through. His love of boxing is very apparent throughout the gym. My expectation of exercise and learning a new sport have been far exceeded. I would recommend this boxing school to anyone of any age.
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