Teddy Atlas Biography
Teddy Atlas is an American host, boxing trainer, and fight commentator for ESPN which he joined in September 1998 where he served as a ringside analyst for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights which premiered on October 3, 1998. He trained as an amateur boxer with Hall of Fame trainer Cus D’Amato and had some amateur fights where he won a 135-pound Golden Gloves title but had to change to serve as a trainer as a result of a back injury.
Additionally, he was an assistant to D’Amato, although his role in the Catskill Boxing Club was short-lived and he trained Sweden Olympic Boxing Team for the 1980 Summer Olympics. Atlas’s duties included assisting in the training of D’Amato’s teenage protégé Mike Tyson but later he dropped out following an altercation with 15-year-old Tyson who sexually abused his female relative.
Moreover, he worked the corners of featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan in one fight and light heavyweight Donny Lalonde. Atlas was part of the cast and the crew in the film Triumph of the Spirit which portrays the story of the Salamo Arouch Jewish Greek boxer and also served as a ringside analyst for Showtime, ABCWide World of Sports, and HBO broadcasts.
Teddy Atlas Age, Birthday, Ethnic, Background, and Nationality
Teddy Atlas (age 66 years) was born on 29 July 1956, in Staten Island, New York, in the United States of America. He normally celebrates his birthday on 29th July every year. Nevertheless, as he was born in the US, he maintains his nationality by birth and originated from a white ethnic background. READ ALSO: Geoff Bennett
Teddy Atlas Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
Atlas stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (approximately 1.72 m) and maintains an average body weight of around 70kg. However, his other body measurements which comprise shoe size and biceps are currently not in the limelight. However, shall be updated hence keep tabs.
Teddy Atlas’s Parents (Father and Mother) and Siblings/ Family
Teddy was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, in the United States of America by his caring and supportive parents. He is the son of physician Dr. Theodore Atlas who founded two local hospitals and was widely known in the community for his charitable work Mary Riley Atlas, was a former contestant in the Miss America pageant system. Dr. Theodore was of Hungarian Jewish ancestry and his mother was of Irish descent.
Teddy Atlas Education Background
Atlas attended elementary school at PS 27 and later joined Curtis High School where he, unfortunately, dropped out due to his troubled and rebellious youth.
Teddy Atlas Young
Young Teddy participated in an armed robbery and served time on River Island and also was involved in a street fight in Stapleton in which his face was severely slashed with a 007 flick knife. The wound took 400 stitches in total to close with 200 each from inside and outside his face and it left him a distinctive scar.
Teddy Atlas Wife/Spouse and Children
He is a married man. He is married to his wife Elaine and the two have two children together namely Teddy III and Nicole. Furthermore, Teddy III serves in the Las Vegas Raiders’ scouting department.
Teddy Atlas Son
Atlas and his wife Elaine have a son together named Elaine who serves in the Las Vegas Raiders’ scouting department.
Mike Tyson Teddy Atlas Niece
Atlas dropped his duties to Cus D’Amato following an altercation with 15-year-old Tyson who sexually abused his female relative by grabbing her buttocks. Further, he put a 38 caliber handgun to Tyson’s ear and told him to never touch his family again or he would kill him.
Nevertheless, Atlas revealed that the incident cost him $30 million after originally being offered 5% of Tyson’s future earnings.
Teddy Atlas Scar
Atlas was involved in a street fight in Stapleton in which his face was severely slashed with a 007 flick knife. The wound took 400 stitches in total to close with 200 each from inside and outside his face and it left him a distinctive scar.
Teddy Atlas Podcast
Teddy is a host of a podcast show called The Fight. The podcast airs out his views on all things surrounding boxing. Moreover, as an analyst, he also issues predictions, fights analysis, and focus on the happenings of the boxing world behind the scene. Additionally, Teddy joins the tenets as well as everything learned in the ring that applies to normal life experiences.
Teddy Atlas salary
Atlas is an American host, boxing trainer, and fight commentator for ESPN. He serves as a ringside analyst for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Teddy earns a decent annual salary of around $ 160,000 annually.
Teddy Atlas Net Worth
Atlas is an American host, boxing trainer, and fight commentator. Moreover, he has managed to accumulate a great fortune over the years. Teddy’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million dollars.
Teddy Atlas Boxing/ Boxing Record
Atlas trained as an amateur boxer with Hall of Fame trainer Cus D’Amato and had some amateur fights. Moreover, he won a 135-pound Golden Gloves title. However, had to change to a trainer as a result of his back injury.
Teddy Atlas House
Atlas owns a house in Staten Island where he resides with his family.
Teddy Atlas Gym
Atlas has three gyms for underprivileged kids at the Park Hill Apartments which draw close to 700 participants every year.
Teddy Atlas Book
Teddy has written a book titled “From the Street to the Ring: A son’s Struggle to Become a Man”, in 2006.
How did Teddy Atlas get his scar?
Atlas was involved in a street fight in Stapleton. In the event, his face was severely slashed with a 007 flick knife. Furthermore, the wound took 400 stitches in total to close with 200 each from inside and outside his face. Hence, leaving him with a distinctive scar.
What did Teddy Atlas do to Mike Tyson?
Teddy threatened to kill Mike Tyson if he dares to touch his family again. Moreover, he put a 38 caliber handgun to Tyson’s ear.
Who did Teddy Teddy Atlas train?
Atlas has trained many boxers some of which include; Chris Reid, Jimmy McMahon, Timothy Bradley, Felix Santiago, Donny Lalonde, and many more.