Sully Emmett

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Sully Emmett
  • Name: Sully Emmett
  • Birthdate:  ?/?/1899
  • Death: 1/20/92
  • Age: 92
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inch.
  • Weight: 120lbs.
  • Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida

Career OverView

  • Colorful trainer based out of Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Trained or worked the corner of hundreds of fighters; mostly club-fighters.
  • When asked about his boxing career, Emmett replied, " I retired undefeated."
  • When asked about any fighter's boxing career, Emmett replied, " He retired undefeated."
  • His rough personality supposedly hide a heart of gold.
  • Worked out of the 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach.
  • Trained and worked the corners of such greats as Muhammad Ali, Willie Pastrano, Luis Manuel Rodriguez, Jimmy Ellis, and Elisha Obed.
  • Worked with the PAL Program on Miami Beach. Many of his fighters fought in the Golden Gloves and the Nationals.
  • Was friends with such legends as Chris Dundee, Angelo Dundee, Moe Fleischer, Benjamin "Evil Eye" Finkle, and Raincoat Rabinotiwz.
  • Had hopes that his "unoffically adopted son" Kenny Klingman would win the world middleweight title.
  • Lived at the South Pointe Manor Nursing Home from 1987-1992.
  • Sully Emmett died on Saturday evening, January 20, 1992 in his room at the South Pointe Manor Nursing Home, he was 92 years old.


  • Miami Herald, January 21, 1992, Local Section, page 3B: SULLY EMMETT, 92, MIAMI BEACH BOXING TRAINER.
  • Miami Herald, July 25, 1985, Neighbors Section, page 10: A SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS.
  • Miami Herald, May 23, 1985, page 1E: THE INCOMPARABLE SULLY EMMETT.
  • Miami Herald, May 17, 1984, page 19: PAL BOXERS HEADING FOR NATIONALS.
  • Miami Herald, May 17, 1984, Neighbors MB, page 18: SHADOWBOXING POTENTIAL.