Mike Dundee (Manager)

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Career Review

Micheal Dundee is the son of legendary trainer Chris Dundee, and the nephew of legendary promoter, Angelo Dundee.

Micheal was born in 1942, and following in his father's footsteps, he both trained and managed fighters. He is best known for his work with Elisha Obed, who came out of the Bahamas to rack up an impressive winning streak and a world championship at 156 pounds.

He also handled such South Florida fighters as heavyweight John L Johnson and middleweight Lonnie Goldstein.

Dundee had his share of controversy when he was accused by a Miami Herald newspaper article of abandoning his fighter, Lonnie Goldstein, who was in a coma at an Ocala, Florida hospital. When Goldstein died, his expensive Rolex watch was missing, and an article in the Miami Herald, Tropic section, pointed a finger in Dundee's direction.

Dundee disclaimed the news stories. In any event, the Rolex was mailed to Goldstein's parents, some months after his death, with no return address.

On December 27, 2006, Micheal Dundee died suddenly, he was 64 years old. He was predeceased by his parents Chris and Geraldine Dundee, and was survived by his wife Barbara, his children Samantha Levin and Melissa Root, his grandchildren Noah, Jenna, and Lucas, his sister Suzanne Bonner, his son-in-laws Micheal Levin and Steven Root, and his brother-in-law Alexander Bonner.

Services for his funeral were held on Friday, December 29, 2006 at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel in Aventura, Florida.


Source

  • Miami Herald, Friday, December 29, 2006, DEATHS: Dundee, Micheal, 64.