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'''[[:Category:Teddy Atlas Gallery|Teddy Atlas Gallery]]'''
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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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==Commentator ==
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Fighters Trained:
Commentator for ESPN cable boxing shows: "[[Friday Night Fights]]" and weekly specials including "[[Wednesday Night Fights]]"
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[[Image:Moorer_Atlas.jpg|right|thumb|<center>Michael Moorer & Teddy Atlas</center>]]
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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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*[[Joey Gamache]]
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*[[Michael Grant]]
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*[[Gary Jacobs]]
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*[[Kirk Johnson]]
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*[[Kallie Knoetze]]
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*[[Donny Lalonde]]
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*[[Barry McGuigan]]
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*[[Michael Moorer]]
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*[[Tracy Harris Patterson]]
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*[[Alexander Povetkin]]
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*[[Julian Solis]]
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*[[Christophe Tiozzo]]
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*[[Mike Tyson]] (as an amateur)
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*[[Charlie Weir]]
  
== Awards and Recognition ==
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==Commentator==
*2001 [[Sam Taub]] Award - The [[Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award]]  
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*Boxing analyst for the ''[[ESPN Friday Night Fights|Friday Night Fights]]'' and ''[[ESPN Wednesday Night Fights|Wednesday Night Fights]]'' on [[ESPN2]].
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*Boxing analyst for NBC's [[Olympics|Olympic]] boxing coverage.
  
Fighters Trained
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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).
  
* [[Kallie Knoetze]]
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==Miscellaneous==
* [[Michael Moorer]]
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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.
* [[Shannon Briggs]]
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* [[Kirk Johnson ]]
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* [[Donny Lalonde]]
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* [[Wilfred Benitez]] (Late in Benitez's career)
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* [[Charlie Weir]]
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* [[Simon Brown]]
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* [[Tracy Harris Patterson]]
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* [[Barry McGuigan]]
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* [[Julian Solis]]
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*Won the Adirondack [[Golden Gloves]] Light Welterweight Championship in 1976. Atlas quit boxing because of a back injury.
  
Source: Ring Magazine
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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.
  
==Trivia==
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*Has appeared in several movies:
Atlas played the part of [[Klaus Silber]] in the 1989 movie, [[Triumph of the Spirit]].
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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.
  
Source: Ring Magazine
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.dratlasfoundation.com/ Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Web Site]
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*IMDB [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040856 Atlas page]
  
Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]]: Expanded Category (2005)
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Revision as of 13:37, 5 July 2012

Teddy Atlas
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee


Teddy Atlas Gallery

Contents

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.

Fighters Trained:

Michael Moorer & Teddy Atlas

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

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