This Charleston, S.C. native compiled an amateur record of 165 wins and 12 defeats. He won several amateur championships in both Carolinas, including the South Carolina Golden Gloves in 1961, the Carolinas Golden Gloves in 1971, the South Carolina Junior Olympics in 1968 and many other titles. He was trained by the late Hall of Famer Sonny Snell. After retiring from the ring, Golemis has continued to involve himself in boxing and his community. He currently trains USA, collegiate and professional boxers in the gym he built in 1998. He provides boxing instruction for men, women and children of all ages. Golemis has coached boxing on several levels, including as an assistant at The Citadel. He was a volunteer football coach at James Island Recreation Center and coached five years at Bishop England High School. He has worked with the South Carolina Boxing Commission as a referee and judge throughout the state from 1992 until the present.
A graduate of the College of Charleston, Golemis is married to Danielle Renee’ and they have two children. He has received awards for community service from the mayor of Charleston, the chief of police, school principals, and other officials. Golemis has the reputation of never refusing help to any individual or group who needs it. He is employed as a contractor.