NJ Boxing HOF


Date of Birth:	July 29, 1956
Family:	Wife, Elaine
		Children, Nicole and Teddy III

Background:	Boxed amateur and won 1976 139 lbs. Adirondack Golden Gloves title.
		Retired due to back injury.

·	Training fighters since 1976
·	Trained fighters for Cus D’Amato, the former trainer of Heavyweight Champion Floyd 
        Patterson, for six years in Catskill, NY
·	Trained 1980 Swedish Olympic Team
·	Trained European Welterweight Champion Gary Jacobs
·	First trainer of Mike Tyson, 4 years
·	Trained former World Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan
·	Trained former World Light Heavyweight Champion Donny LaLonde and former World Welterweight 
        Contender Simon Brown
·	Trained renowned Dancer-Choreographer Twyla Tharp for her comeback at age 42
·	Trained American Ballet Dancer for piece named “Everlast” performed at the Metropolitan 
        Opera House
·	Trained actor Willem DaFoe for movie role as fighter in film “Triumph of the Spirit”.  Also 
        choreographed fight scenes and played a part in the same film
·	Choreographed fight scenes for episode of TV series “Against the Law” and played part in 
        same episode
·	Played role in HBO movie “Only in America”, the Don King Story
·	Did color commentary for fight shows on Sports Channel Television
·	Did color commentary with Dan Dierdof for ABC Wide World of Sports Broadcast of Championship Boxing
·	Did color commentary for HBO Radio Broadcast of fights on Westwood One for 3 years
·	Worked with two-time World Champion Joey Gamache and former World Champion Tracy Patterson
·	Trained two-time World Heavyweight Champion Michael Moorer
·	Hired in 1996 as Spokesman for Everlast men’s active wear clothing line
·	A screenplay on his life story was written by Mark Medorf (Children of a Lesser God)
·	Color Commentator for ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights”
·	Played role in the film “Gloria”, Directed by Sydney Lumet, starring Sharon Stone
·	Played himself in Ron Shelton directed movie, “Play it to the Bone” starring Antonio 
        Banderas and Woody Harrelson
·	Hired by NBC to be the Color Analyst and partner with Marv Albert for boxing coverage at 
        the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
·	Helps run charity foundation for people in need.  “The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Memorial 

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