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Old 02-02-2012, 05:29 AM   #31
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Wow. Rough couple of months for boxing. RIP, Angelo, you will never be forgotten.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #33
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R.I.P. Angelo.


A great trainer and lovely guy,by all accounts. It was so touching to see him at his old pal Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday celebration.

Anytime one of these people leave us,it's almost like part of my youth is being chipped away.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #34
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #35
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Met him a few times and once had a solid hour conversation with him on the phone ... what you saw was what you got .. a kind, bright, warm, caring man ... in addition, another link to a fabled past is now gone ... may he rest in peace .
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #36
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R.I.P Angelo. The most iconic of trainers.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #37
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A great man.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #38
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RIP Angelo. Major, major, major, major loss to the boxing world.

I am very glad to say that I was able to meet Angelo more than once and he was a fantastic person. A really great guy. He was fantastic with fans and never was mean or angry. His stories were hilarious and he was full of knowledge.

One of my favorite memories of my entire life was seeing him and Bert Sugar on stage at the boxing hall of fame a few years ago telling stories to the crowd.

It's really sad, just a few years ago he was walking around fine, then last year he was in a wheel chair but still in great spirits and a joy to be around.

Whenever I saw him I made sure to take in the moment because he was old and I knew it might be the last time I'd ever see him, and unfortunately, I'll never see him again.
Rip.
I had the pleasure of meeting him once back around 1997. I was visiting my Grandmother who lived in Palm Harbor, FL. Dundee and his wife had a house down there in a nearbye town called Oldsmar. My Grandmother's gentleman friend was a neighbor and friend of Dundee's. He arranged for us to all go out for dinner one night, knowing that I was an avid boxing fan. I have a photo of us all together somewhere in a box. He also gave me a pen with his name on it and a few other little memorabilia items. Nice guy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #39
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R.I.P. Great guy
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #40
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:05 AM   #41
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RIP Angelo...
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #42
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Not really a surprise, because older brother Chris was himself 91 when he passed in 1998, but still a tremendous loss because he retained all his marbles and remained marvelous with his commentary and reminisces.

"I had a lot of fun. I was a very fortunate human being that worked in something he loved. So I always had a great time, whatever day it was, whatever person I met, whatever fighter I trained ... I always had fun."

-Angelo Dundee, October 2011.

"It was the way he wanted to go. He did everything he wanted to do." -Jimmy Dundee to the Associated Press, on the passing of his father.

He lived long enough to pen his 2009 autobiography, and even attend and celebrate the 70th birthday of his most famous charge.

My favorite Dundee moment might be immediately after Kinshasa ended, when Angelo did the smart thing, staying the hell away from the mob swarming the victorious Ali, safely occupying the one vacant corner of the ring to exuberantly shake his fist at ringside celebrants in unmolested triumph.

There's never been a more famous trainer in boxing, and likely never will be. Does anybody remember that beer commercial he did back in the 1980s? (I think it may have been for Miller Lite.) "Did you ever see Angelo Dundee with a loser?" Then, he talks himself into a frenzy walking through a gym before whacking a speed bag, followed by a shot of the product being endorsed, then a final clip of him smiling with a towel around his neck asking the viewer, "Wanna go another round?" (I can't find this vintage commercial on-line at the moment, but would be very surprised if it doesn't turn up in the next few days. It was an entertaining pitch to a mainstream audience. He was the only boxing trainer all the girls I knew in the 1980s who were not sports fans recognized, because of that commercial.)

Congratulations Angie, on a completed life well lived!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #43
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He made a big difference in many of Ali's and Leonard fights and that difference could have been the difference from victory to defeat.....Very smart man psychologically and was taught by the best, Charlie Goldman,Ray Arcel,Freddie Brown,Etc. He was a very loyal man.

R.I.P. Angelo
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #44
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I had the pleasure of meeting him once back around 1997. I was visiting my Grandmother who lived in Palm Harbor, FL. Dundee and his wife had a house down there in a nearbye town called Oldsmar. My Grandmother's gentleman friend was a neighbor and friend of Dundee's. He arranged for us to all go out for dinner one night, knowing that I was an avid boxing fan. I have a photo of us all together somewhere in a box. He also gave me a pen with his name on it and a few other little memorabilia items. Nice guy.
Definitely a memory to cherish. He must have had many unpublished stories about Muhammad Ali to tell !
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #45
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Definitely a memory to cherish. He must have had many unpublished stories about Muhammad Ali to tell !
Funny thing is, we really didn't talk about boxing as much as i thought we would. He did say that he still maintained contact with Muhammad at that point in time though.
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