Trainer/managers & boxers who were loyal unbreakable bond

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by FastLeft, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Kid Bacon

    Kid Bacon All-Time-Fat Full Member

    Nov 8, 2011
    That is a very good call.

    Sadly, D'Amato died just when Tyson was starting his peak years, so it was not exactly a career-long relationship. But the father-son bond they shared during Tyson's formative years as a boxer was rock-firm.

    D'Amatos death is one of the biggest "what if" in boxing history. His death devastated Tyson and regardless his huge boxing success it was like there was something missing, gone forever.

    We can just wonder how Tyson's boxing career and personal life would have developed with D'Amato alive. Maybe no Tokyo debacle, maybe no Robbin, Maybe no jailtime...
  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    So true, no need for Naughty Polly The Parrot, no alleged long count in Tokyo, Japan in Feb 1990. But on the serious side, Mike Tyson was disciplined under Cus D Amato and Kevin Rooney. Tyson though was over shielded from life, had he been more wised up, the Robyn Givens debacle would have never happened, neither would the Desiree Washington situation might have ever happened.
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  3. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    Dundee managed Ellis. He only trained Ali.
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  4. BoB Box

    BoB Box Member Full Member

    Jun 13, 2022
    Emanuel Steward and Lennox Lewis
    Cus D'Amato and Kevin Rooney
    Cus D'Amato and Mike Tyson
    Rocky and Mickey
  5. ThatOne

    ThatOne Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 13, 2022
    And Harry Wiley, the trainer of Sugar Ray Robinson was in Ali's corner. He taught Ali how to do shoulder rolls and he was using them to perfection on Ellis. Angie was the trainer for both. I believe he was in Jimmy's corner because Jimmy was with him longer.
  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Broner and Pops