Angelo Dundee

One of the great trainers in boxing history, Angelo Dundee managed the careers of the top names in the sport, including his long run with Muhammad Ali.

Hailing from the fighting city of Philadelphia, Angelo Dundee cut his teeth in the ring, working at Stillman’s Gym, where he first worked with Hall-of-Famer Carmen Basilio.

Dundee and brother Chris would move to Florida in the 1950s to take over the daily work at the world-class Fifth Street Gym. In 1960, Dundee’s long relationship working with Muhammad Ali began, a winning combination up until Ali’s bout with Larry Holmes deep into his career. While his work with Ali is a claim to fame, Dundee worked with a huge number of challengers, contenders and champs over the years, including: Jimmy Ellis, Luis Rodriguez, Sugar Ramos, Ralph Dupas, Willie Pastrano, George Foreman and Sugar Ray Leonard.

The Boxing Writers Association of America named him Manager of the Year in 1968 and 1979. He was also given the organization’s Long and Meritorious Service Award in 1996.

Dundee was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994.