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Kenny Adams is a boxing trainer
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'''Kenny Adams''' is a boxer trainer. He was born in September 1940 in Springfield, MO, and grew up with 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He first became interested in Boxing when he was 5 or 6, he admits to always fighting as a little kid. In 2010, he was inducted into the St. Louis Boxing Hall of Fame. He was a natural, having his first amateur fight at 12, he was 95 pounds never having a trainer he beat his opponent. He had a successful amateur career, winning all army and all service championships, East Coast & Florida AU’s to name a few fighting at Flyweight and Bantamweight where he was nicknamed “Little Sugar” His good friend Ray Owens who was a 1964 Olympic alternate was known as “Big Sugar” both in homage to the great [[Sugar Ray Robinson]].
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After 30 years of military service, Adams decided to begin training. He had helped the 1984 American Olympic team achieve 9 gold medals, one silver, and one bronze as the number two. In 1988, he moved up to the top job and was again very successful winning 3 golds, 3 silvers, and 2 bronze medals. He was the first black person selected as head coach of the American team.
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In the paid ranks, his first world champion was [[Rene Jacquot]] of France who stunned [[Donald Curry]] in 1989
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== Fighters Trained ==
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* [[Rene Jacquot]]
 
* [[William Abelyan]]
 
* [[William Abelyan]]
*   Israel Cardona - Spadafora fight
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* [[Michael Bentt]]
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* [[Israel Cardona]] - Spadafora fight
 
* [[Al Cole]]
 
* [[Al Cole]]
 
* [[Eddie Cook]]
 
* [[Eddie Cook]]
 
* [[Diego Corrales]]
 
* [[Diego Corrales]]
 
* [[B.J. Flores]]
 
* [[B.J. Flores]]
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* [[Michael Nunn]]
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* [[Johnny Tapia]]
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* [[Samuel Peter]]
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* [[Ruslan Chagaev]]
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* [[Cory Spinks]]
 
* [[Frankie Liles]]
 
* [[Frankie Liles]]
 
* [[Kennedy McKinney]]
 
* [[Kennedy McKinney]]
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* [[Vince Phillips]]
 
* [[Vince Phillips]]
 
* [[Deandre Latimore]]
 
* [[Deandre Latimore]]
* [[James Kirkland]] - following his second prison stint
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* [[James Kirkland]] - briefly his second prison stint
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* [[Sharif Bogere]]
  
== Sources ==
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== Source ==
 
[[Ring Magazine]]
 
[[Ring Magazine]]
 
International Boxing Digest August 1998 Page 54
 
International Boxing Digest August 1998 Page 54

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Kenny Adams is a boxer trainer. He was born in September 1940 in Springfield, MO, and grew up with 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He first became interested in Boxing when he was 5 or 6, he admits to always fighting as a little kid. In 2010, he was inducted into the St. Louis Boxing Hall of Fame. He was a natural, having his first amateur fight at 12, he was 95 pounds never having a trainer he beat his opponent. He had a successful amateur career, winning all army and all service championships, East Coast & Florida AU’s to name a few fighting at Flyweight and Bantamweight where he was nicknamed “Little Sugar” His good friend Ray Owens who was a 1964 Olympic alternate was known as “Big Sugar” both in homage to the great Sugar Ray Robinson.

After 30 years of military service, Adams decided to begin training. He had helped the 1984 American Olympic team achieve 9 gold medals, one silver, and one bronze as the number two. In 1988, he moved up to the top job and was again very successful winning 3 golds, 3 silvers, and 2 bronze medals. He was the first black person selected as head coach of the American team.

In the paid ranks, his first world champion was Rene Jacquot of France who stunned Donald Curry in 1989


Fighters Trained

Source

Ring Magazine International Boxing Digest August 1998 Page 54