Former boxer, who trained under Cus D'Amato. When his boxing career was cut short because of injury, he turned to training fighters himself.
Teddy Atlas is an American boxing trainer and commentator. He is best known for training world champions such as Mike Tyson, Timothy Bradley, and Antonio Tarver. Atlas was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 30, 1956, to a Greek father and an Italian-American mother. His father, Peter, was a professional boxer who fought under the name “Kid Chocolate.” Atlas was raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. He began boxing at the age of seven and had his first professional fight at the age of 16. Atlas went on to have a successful amateur career, winning the New York Golden Gloves tournament in 1976. He turned professional in 1977 and had a record of 12-0-1 with 11 knockouts before retiring in 1980.
Atlas began working as a boxing trainer in 1982. His first major success came when he helped Mike Tyson win the heavyweight championship in 1986. Atlas also trained world champions such as Timothy Bradley and Antonio Tarver. In addition to his work as a trainer, Atlas has also worked as a boxing commentator for ESPN and HBO. He currently serves as the head trainer for the WBC welterweight champion, Danny Garcia.
Atlas has been married twice. His first marriage ended in divorce. He has three children from his second marriage. Atlas has a net worth of $5 million.