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== Trainer ==
 
== Trainer ==
Learned the boxing trade from the legendary [[Cus D'Amato]]. Trained such champions as [[Mike Tyson]] (as an amateur) and [[Barry McGuigan]].
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Learned the boxing trade from the legendary [[Cus D'Amato]]. Trained such champions as [[Mike Tyson]] (as an amateur) and [[Michael Moorer]], the first southpaw [[World Heavyweight Champion]].
Also served as trainer for 1980 Swedish [[Olympics|Olympic]] team.
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Also served as trainer for the 1980 Swedish [[Olympics|Olympic]] team.
 
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[[Image:Moorer_Atlas.jpg|right|thumb|<center>Michael Moorer & Teddy Atlas</center>]]
==Commentator ==
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Commentator for [[ESPN2]] cable boxing shows: ''[[ESPN Friday Night Fights]]'' and weekly specials including ''[[ESPN Wednesday Night Fights]]''
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== Awards and Recognition ==
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*2001 [[Sam Taub]] Award - The [[Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award]]
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Fighters Trained
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Fighters Trained:
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* [[Wilfred Benitez]] (late in Benitez's career)
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* [[Shannon Briggs]]
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* [[Simon Brown]]
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* [[Michael Grant]]
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* [[Kirk Johnson]]
 
* [[Kallie Knoetze]]
 
* [[Kallie Knoetze]]
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* [[Donny Lalonde]]
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* [[Barry McGuigan]]
 
* [[Michael Moorer]]
 
* [[Michael Moorer]]
* [[Shannon Briggs]]
 
* [[Kirk Johnson ]]
 
* [[Donny Lalonde]]
 
* [[Wilfred Benitez]] (Late in Benitez's career)
 
* [[Charlie Weir]]
 
* [[Simon Brown]]
 
 
* [[Tracy Harris Patterson]]
 
* [[Tracy Harris Patterson]]
* [[Barry McGuigan]]
 
 
* [[Julian Solis]]
 
* [[Julian Solis]]
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* [[Mike Tyson]] (as an amateur)
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* [[Charlie Weir]]
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==Commentator==
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*Boxing analyst for ESPN, most notably the [[ESPN Friday Night Fights|Friday Night Fights]] and [[ESPN Wednesday Night Fights|Wednesday Night Fights]].
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*Boxing analyst for NBC's [[Olympics|Olympic]] boxing coverage.
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==Awards & Recognition==
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*[[Boxing Writers Association of America]] "[[Eddie Futch|Futch]]-[[John F.X. Condon|Condon]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year Award|Trainer of the Year Award]]" in 1994.
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*Boxing Writers Association of America "[[Sam Taub]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award|Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award]]" in 2001.
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*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]]: Expanded Category (2005).
  
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==Miscellaneous==
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*The scar on the left side of his face is the result of a knife wound from a street altercation. It required 400 stitches.
  
Source: Ring Magazine
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*Won the Adirondack Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship in 1976. Atlas quit boxing because of a back injury.
  
==Trivia==
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*Founded the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation in 1997 in honor of his father. The main mission of the Foundation is the awarding of scholarships and grants to worthy individuals and organizations based upon scholastic potential, community service, athletic achievement, and economic need.
Atlas played the part of [[Klaus Silber]] in the 1989 movie, [[Triumph of the Spirit]].
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Source: Ring Magazine
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*Has appeared in several movies:
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**The 1989 film ''[[Triumph of the Spirit]]'' as [[Klaus Silber]].
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**The 1997 [[HBO]] film ''[[Don King: Only in America]]'' as [[Richie Giachetti]].
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**The 1999 film ''Gloria'' as Ian.
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**The 1999 film ''Play It To The Bone'' as Cesar Dominguez's trainer.
  
Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]]: Expanded Category (2005)
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==External Links==
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[http://www.dratlasfoundation.com/ Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Web Site]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:32, 3 August 2008

Teddy Atlas


Trainer

Learned the boxing trade from the legendary Cus D'Amato. Trained such champions as Mike Tyson (as an amateur) and Michael Moorer, the first southpaw World Heavyweight Champion. Also served as trainer for the 1980 Swedish Olympic team.

Michael Moorer & Teddy Atlas

Fighters Trained:

Commentator

Awards & Recognition

Miscellaneous

  • The scar on the left side of his face is the result of a knife wound from a street altercation. It required 400 stitches.
  • Won the Adirondack Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship in 1976. Atlas quit boxing because of a back injury.
  • Founded the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation in 1997 in honor of his father. The main mission of the Foundation is the awarding of scholarships and grants to worthy individuals and organizations based upon scholastic potential, community service, athletic achievement, and economic need.

External Links

Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Web Site