Sad news to report. Norvus "Butch" Miller, the brother and trainer of former Beltway title contender Purcell "Hard Rock" Miller, passed away this past Monday of a heart attack. He was 49.
Butch Miller played college football at Delaware State University before turning his vision to his boxing brother, Purcell, who was a rising prospect in the junior middleweight division. Purcell was a Washington and Regional Golden Gloves champion and won his first 18 pro bouts with Butch in the corner. Of course, who could forget those great ring walks complete with a brass band.
The funeral for Butch Miller will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the United House of Prayer For All People, located at 601 M Street in Northwest Washington. The wake will be from 9 AM to 10:30 AM with the funeral to follow.
Butch Miller and I had a great friendship. He was always smiling and we had not only boxing but MEAC football in common (since we went to rival schools).
My deepest condolences to Purcell and the rest of the Miller family.