Al Silvani

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Born: 26 March 1910
Died: 10 January 1996

As one of the most sought-after trainers in the business, Al Silvani trained over twenty world champions, including Jake LaMotta, Henry Armstrong, Carmen Basilio, Fritzie Zivic, Pone Kingpetch, Rocky Graziano, Ingemar Johansson, and Lou Ambers.

He also had a lengthy career in the film industry as an actor, stunt man, and as a technical advisor--most note-worthy a lead role in "Robin and the Seven Hoods." He also appeared in "From Here To Eternity," "Rocky," and "Ocean's Eleven."

He was a close personal friend of Frank Sinatra and hung out with Sinatra's "Rat Pack."

Fighters Trained

Source: The Ring Magazine, Corner Men: Great Boxing Trainers - Ronald K. Fried