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'''Birth Name:''' Angelo Merena<br>
 
'''Birth Name:''' Angelo Merena<br>
 
'''Born:''' August 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
'''Born:''' August 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
  
Considered one of the all-time great trainers. He trained such world champions as:  
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'''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.  
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Dundee's first world champion was [[Carmen Basilio]], who won the World Welterweight Championship from [[Tony DeMarco]] in 1955.
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He moved to Miami Beach in the 1950s and helped his brother [[Chris Dundee]] run the [[5th Street Gym (Miami)|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.
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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.
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He is also well known for his association with [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]. Dundee was hired to work with Leonard after he won the [[Olympics]] in 1976. He guided Leonard to the three world titles.
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[[Image:Ali_Dundee.jpg|right|thumb|Dundee and Muhammad Ali]]
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[[Image:Angelo_dundee.jpg|right|thumb|Dundee and Sugar Ray Leonard]]
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Dundee trained the following world champions:  
 
*[[Muhammad Ali]]
 
*[[Muhammad Ali]]
*[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
 
*[[Carmen Basilio]]
 
*[[Carmen Basilio]]
*[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
 
*[[Willie Pastrano]]
 
 
*[[Ralph Dupas]]
 
*[[Ralph Dupas]]
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*[[Jimmy Ellis]]
 
*[[George Foreman]] (during Foreman's comeback)
 
*[[George Foreman]] (during Foreman's comeback)
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*[[Slobodan Kacar]]
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*[[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
*[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
 
*[[Jose Angel Napoles]]
*[[Jimmy Ellis]]
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*[[Michael Nunn]]
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*[[Willie Pastrano]]
 
*[[Sugar Ramos]]
 
*[[Sugar Ramos]]
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*[[Luis Manuel Rodriguez]]
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*[[Pinklon Thomas]]
  
And other boxers such as:
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Other boxers with whom Dundee worked:
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*[[Willi Besmanoff]]
 
*[[Bill Bossio]]
 
*[[Bill Bossio]]
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*[[Dick DiVeronica]]
 
*[[David Estrada]]
 
*[[David Estrada]]
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*[[John Holman]]
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*[[Jeff Merritt]]
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*[[Michael Olajide]]
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*[[Terry Ray ]]
 
*[[Douglas Vaillant]]
 
*[[Douglas Vaillant]]
*  Jeff Merritt
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== Awards & Recognition ==
*  Dick Di Veronica
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*[[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Al Buck Award]] for [[Boxing Writers Association of America Manager of the Year|Manager of the Year]] (1968 and 1979).
*  Willi Besmanoff
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*Boxing Writers Association of America [[James J. Walker Memorial Award|James J. Walker  Award]] for Long and Meritorious Service.
*  Michael Olajide
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*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]], "Expanded Category" (Managers & Trainers).
*  Slobodan Kacar
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*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]], Non-Participant.
*  John Holman
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*  Terry Ray
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== Miscellaneous ==
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*Younger brother of boxing manager and promoter [[Chris Dundee]].
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*Named [[Boxing Writers Association of America Manager of the Year]] for 1968 and 1979.
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*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]], "Expanded Category" (Managers & Trainers)
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<small>Dundee-Leonard photo courtesy of www.authographedtoyou.com</small>  
 
<small>Dundee-Leonard photo courtesy of www.authographedtoyou.com</small>  
  

Revision as of 03:46, 4 August 2008

Angelo Dundee

Birth Name: Angelo Merena
Born: August 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, 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.

Dundee's first world champion was Carmen Basilio, who won the World Welterweight Championship from Tony DeMarco in 1955.

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.

He is also well known for his association with Sugar Ray Leonard. Dundee was hired to work with Leonard after he won the Olympics in 1976. He guided Leonard to the three world titles.


Dundee and Muhammad Ali
Dundee and Sugar Ray Leonard

Dundee trained the following world champions:

Other boxers with whom Dundee worked:

Awards & Recognition

Dundee-Leonard photo courtesy of www.authographedtoyou.com