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Old 02-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #46
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One of the great men of boxing a hero to me.Life will seem strange he's just one of those characters who always seemed to be there,and such a nice man. R.I.P. Angelo
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Duo, well said: "a completed life well lived."

With Angelo, I always got the impression that he felt privileged--and happy--for the chance to make a living doing something he loved. And he enjoyed the ride. That, right there--if the old Ecclesiastes is to be believed--is what life is about. I have tried to follow his example: bring the passion when you're up, because you have chosen your occupation--what you do in life--well.

Ali, the man born to box, once stumped when asked what occupation he would have chosen other than boxing, was, of course, a Dundee kindred spirit.

Thank you, Angelo, and Godspeed: the joyous surprise of encountering an avuncular Muhammad Ali's magical smile at a restaurant eating my favorite childhood dish is a special moment, reminiscent of the eternal morning of youth.

By letting Cassius be Cassius, you had a hand in making joy in the world possible.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #48
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First frazier, now dundee. Too many of the good ones are leaving us.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #49
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RIP. It always seemed like he'd live forever.

A true legend.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #50
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RIP, great man, great trainer.
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RIP Angelo. A fantastic trainer.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #52
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First Frazier, and now this.

Rip. Boxing seems to be loseing a lot of stars as of late.
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First Frazier, and now this.

Rip. Boxing seems to be loseing a lot of stars as of late.
Ans yet the devil himself, LaMotta survives...

I hope Angelo was chuckling at that near the end.

I know Smokin Joe and Angelo going at roughly the same time seems bad, but it is a statistical coincidence. Both the Dundee brothers had good innings, Joe was unlucky. It shows we must continue the fight against cancer.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #54
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Rip
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #55
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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!
That's a great little tribute that I wouldn't try to top.

Angelo was wise enough to let the ride be about the fighter, and that shines through in all of his interviews that I've seen.

He had that critical quality that no trainer I had could boast of -understanding human nature and the importance of letting who the fighter is sway where his style goes. Ali didn't take instruction well. So Dundee made "suggestions." He painfully, I'm sure, allowed Ali to make his mistakes because to correct them would alienate the fighter and possibly disrupt those Miles Davis compositions that Ali was creating in the 60s.

Dundee came out of Stillman's. I don't know if there is another trainer still alive who has that gem on his pedigree.

God bless him.
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RIP to a great trainer, great man, and all around class act.
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Is Dundee the last link of Charley Goldman?

Now that I am thinking of it. He was train under the man himself.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #58
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Dundee was a great guy, and perhaps the best corner man of his time as talked Ali out of quitting, did everything legal and illegal to help Ali come to in the 1st Cooper fight. He also urged Sugar Ray Leonard to pick up the pace vs. Tommy Hearns. " You're blowing it son " Leonard switched tactics from boxing to brawling, and won late.

Dundee lived a full life. May he rest in peace.
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Seems a bad period
RIP A.D

Weve lost Cooper, Lyle, Frazier and Dundee now
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Duo, well said: "a completed life well lived."

With Angelo, I always got the impression that he felt privileged--and happy--for the chance to make a living doing something he loved. And he enjoyed the ride. That, right there--if the old Ecclesiastes is to be believed--is what life is about. I have tried to follow his example: bring the passion when you're up, because you have chosen your occupation--what you do in life--well.

Ali, the man born to box, once stumped when asked what occupation he would have chosen other than boxing, was, of course, a Dundee kindred spirit.

Thank you, Angelo, and Godspeed: the joyous surprise of encountering an avuncular Muhammad Ali's magical smile at a restaurant eating my favorite childhood dish is a special moment, reminiscent of the eternal morning of youth.

By letting Cassius be Cassius, you had a hand in making joy in the world possible.
Thats a great commercial. Angelo Dundee is one of the greatest trainers of all times and his death saddens me.
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