ST. PETERSBURG - AUGUST 04: Former boxing coach Angelo Dundee throws out the first pitch of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins at Tropicana Field on August 4 2010 in St. Petersburg Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Boxing great Angelo Dundee died at the age of 90 on Wednesday. Dundee is known for cornering Muhammed Ali and other boxing greats.
Legendary International Boxing Hall Of Fame corner man Angelo Dundee died at the age of 90 on Wednesday in Tampa, FL. Dundee was famous for being the corner man of boxing greats Muhammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. Dundee's career as a trainer lasted six decades as he is credited with training 15 world champions including George Foreman, Carmen Basilio and Jose Napoles
The genial Dundee was best known for being in Ali's corner for almost his entire career, but those in boxing also knew him as an ambassador for boxing and a figure of integrity in a sport that often lacked it.
He died with his family surrounding him, said son, Jimmy Dundee, but not before being able to attend Ali's 70th birthday bash in Louisville, Ky., last month.
"It was the way he wanted to go," Jimmy Dundee said. "He did everything he wanted to do."
Dundee was regarded as one of boxing's greatest ambassadors and cornered Ali in some of his most famous fights, including "The Rumble in the Jungle," against George Foreman and the "Thrilla in Manila" against Joe Frazier. Dundee was inducted into the boxing Hall Of Fame in 1994.