Teddy Atlas Biography
(Born Theodore A. “Teddy” Atlas Jr.) is an American boxing trainer and fight commentator. Atlas grew up in a wealthy area of Staten Island, New York City, New York. Moreover, he enjoyed his biggest success as head trainer to Michael Moorer, whom he guided to the world heavyweight title in 1994. Additionally, he drew criticism for what some considered to be overly dramatic speeches in the ring corner, particularly during Moorer’s heavyweight title fight with Evander Holyfield. Though, some felt he did this to draw attention to himself rather than help his fighter.
Teddy Atlas Age
He was born on 29 July 1956 in Staten Island, New York, United States. He is 64 years old as of 2021.
Teddy Atlas Height
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Teddy Atlas Family
He was born on July 29, 1956, to Theodore A. Atlas and Mary Riley Atlas. His father is a well-known doctor and his mother participated in Miss America. He belonged to a wealthy family and they lived in a wealthy neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City. Furthermore, Teddy belonged to mixed ethnicity as his father is of Hungarian Jewish ancestry and his mother is of Irish ancestry.
Some kids love to play games, some love to read books but Teddy in his days of youth loved to fight. He would fight even if he had no weapon and would fight even if the opponent was stronger than him. During such a fight in the street, his opponent slashed his face with a 007 flick knife but he survived that fight. Accordingly, he was taken to a hospital and it took 400 stitches in total to fix the cut on his face.
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Teddy Atlas Wife
He is married to Elaine Atlas and together they have two children. The couple met in a private wedding ceremony of a friend where he was from the Groom’s side and Elaine from Bride. They have a son named Teddy III and a daughter named Nicole. The couple has been in the marriage for 38 years and still lives a happy life. Their daughter Nicole, who is 35, is an attorney. However, their daughter Teddy III works for Oakland Raiders on NFL.
Though his parents admitted him to a very good school, his interest in school education was nil. He drops out of school because of his interest in fighting, and other illegal activities. Teddy was arrested several times and he even went to prison on Rikers Island. Although, he states that all those wrongdoings done by him were only to get the attention of his father. But later on, he realized that it had a negative effect rather than positive on his parents and he selected a new way of life to make his dad proud and be a good son and pursued boxing.
His career began as an amateur boxer and participated in some amateur fights. But due to his back injury, he could not continue the role of a boxer and he became a boxing trainer as an assistant to Cus D’Amato. But due to some problem with Mike Tyson, he was dismissed from his job as a trainee. He revealed that he got angry with Mike Tyson and put a gun to his head because Tyson behaved inappropriately with his female relative who was only 11 years old. Tyson at that time was 15. Teddy got new heights when his trainee Michael Moorer won the world heavyweight title in 1994.
He also trained featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan and also light heavyweight Donny Lalonde for a brief period of time. Alexander Povetkin trained by Teddy won the regular WBA heavyweight championship on August 27, 2011. And on November 7, 2015, Timothy Bradley who trained under Teddy won the welterweight title. He also worked as a commentator for the ESPN network’s program titled Friday Night Fights and Premier Boxing Champions fight. He thought that some of his colleagues were being unfair with him and with the players so he had some arguments with them and he was suspended twice for that.
Teddy gave his best for the ESPN network and after 21 years of dedicated service, he left ESPN in December 2017. Apart from ESPN commentary, he did commentary for various programs on NBC Network such as the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro.
Teddy Atlas Net Worth
He makes his earning from his career as a boxing trainer and sportscasting. The average income for a boxing trainer is $40,000 and an average sportscaster gets a reported salary of $40,000. So in total, he earns around $80,000 annually as of 2019. It is reported that he has an estimated net worth of $2 million currently. He lives in a house that has all the amenities required for a comfortable living. There are no details regarding the car he drives but anyone can guess from his earnings that he must possess a car that is technologically advanced and is equipped with all the gadgets and gizmos.
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Teddy Atlas Facts
- Age: 64
- Star-sign: Leo
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Wife: Elaine Atlas
- Kids: Yes
- Instagram: 103k followers
- Facebook: 639 followers