Birth Name: Angelo Merena
Born: August 30, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Died: February 1, 2012, in Clearwater, FL, USA
Angelo Dundee is considered one of the greatest trainers of all-time. He learned the intricacies of the sweet science watching the great trainers at Stillman's Gym in the late 1940s.
He moved to Miami Beach in the 1950s and helped his brother, Chris Dundee, run the 5th Street Gym. Miami became a prime location to work with Cuban fighters, and the Dundee brothers thrived and turned Miami Beach into a boxing powerhouse.
Dundee is best known for training Muhammad Ali. He was hired to work with Ali in 1960 and stayed with him until his last fight in 1981.
Dundee trained the following world champions:
- Muhammad Ali
- Tony Alongi
- Carmen Basilio
- Ralph Dupas
- Jimmy Ellis
- George Foreman (during Foreman's comeback)
- Slobodan Kacar
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Jose Napoles
- Michael Nunn
- Willie Pastrano
- Sugar Ramos
- Luis Manuel Rodriguez
- Pinklon Thomas
- James Tillis
Other boxers with whom Dundee worked:
- Andy Arel
- Willi Besmanoff
- Bill Bossio
- Ruben Castillo
- Dick DiVeronica
- Oscar De La Hoya (as an adviser for the Manny Pacquiao bout)
- David Estrada
- Wilfredo Gomez (for the Rocky Lockridge fight)
- John Holman
- Billy Kilgore
- Jose Legra, (briefly before Legra won the featherweight World Featherweight Championship)
- Jeff Merritt
- Charley Norkus
- Michael Olajide
- Marc Randazzo
- Terry Ray
- Trevor Berbick (briefly)
- Arthur Johnson
- Douglas Vaillant
Awards & Recognition
- Boxing Writers Association of America Al Buck Award for Manager of the Year (1968 and 1979).
- Boxing Writers Association of America James J. Walker Award for Long and Meritorious Service (1996).
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Expanded Category (Managers & Trainers).
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1992).
- Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, Non-Participant Category, (2009).
-  "Angelo Dundee, Trainer of Ali and Leonard, Dies at 90" By Richard Goldstein, The New York Times, February 1, 2012