Teddy Atlas Bio | Wiki
Teddy Atlas is an American fight commentator and boxing trainer currently working for ESPN as a Boxing Commentator. He joined ESPN in September 1998 working for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights as a ringside analyst.
In addition, Teddy handles the same role ESPN Boxing Specials and regularly contributes analysis to SportsCenter as well as ESPNEWS. Before joining ESPN, he worked for ABC Wide World of Sports, Showtime, and HBO radio broadcasts as a ringside analyst.
Teddy Atlas Age
He was born on July 29, 1956, and was raised in Staten Island, New York, in the United States. Teddy is 65 years old.
Teddy Atlas Height
He is a man of average stature. Teddy stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx 1.73 m).
Teddy Atlas Family | Parents
He is a doctor’s son and was raised in the well of the area of Staten, New York City, New York. Teddy’s mother Mary Riley Atlas was a model as well as a former contestant in the Miss America pageant system. His father whose name has not been disclosed belonged to Hungarian Jewish descent while his mother was of Irish descent. Teddy grew up in his mother’s Catholic faith and also spent his summers with his family’s friends in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
From his own confession, he was a troublesome and rebellious youth. Teddy had dropped out of school and was arrested multiple times. He also took part in an armed robbery and was sentenced on Rikers Island. In addition, Teddy was also in a street fight in Stapleton, Staten Island, where his face was seriously slashed with a “007” flick knife. The wound took a total of 400 stitches to close with 200 on the inside and 200 on the outside of his face. That attack left him with a scarred face. In the year 1997, he founded the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation in memory of his father.
Teddy Atlas Wife
He is married to his beloved wife Elaine. Teddy and his wife are blessed with two children named, Teddy III and Nicole. However, there is no much available information in regards to his wife and married life.
Teddy Atlas Daughter
He is a proud dad of two. His only daughter Nicole aspired to be a boxing judge after watching her father does. She has attended fights since she was a baby in a baby carriage. Nicole said that she has watched her dad go off on the judges and also watches her father’s show frequently. She came to understand that there is a problem in the sport after listening to her father talk about the poor officiating and wants to do whatever she can to help.
Teddy Atlas Niece
Years ago Teddy served as an assistant to a Hall of Fame trainer named Cus D’Smato. Among his duties included the training of Mike Tyson, D’Amato’s teenage protege who years later would turn to be the most dominant heavyweight worldwide. However, Teddy and D’Amato parted ways in the year 1982 after Teddy had an argument with Tyson who was then 15 years old for grabbing an 11-year-old female behind who happened to be Teddy’s niece.
In the argument, Teddy pulled out a gun and put it to Tyson’s year while threatening him to never touch his family again or he would kill him. However, there is no much available information in regards to his niece including her name.
Teddy Atlas Education
He attended elementary school at PS 27 and later enrolled at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York City, his father’s alma mater. However, he has not revealed much information regarding his education hence we can’t tell his level of education.
Teddy Atlas Podcast
He owns a podcast called The Fight which he shares his views on all things involving boxing. In addition, he also provides fight analysis, predictions, as well as a look at what’s happening behind the scenes in the boxing world. In addition, he also connects the tenets as well as lessons learned inside the ring to broader application in life.
Teddy Atlas Book
Besides being a fight commentator and boxing trainer, Teddy has also written a book titled “From the Streets to the Ring: A son’s Struggle to Become a Man which is found on Amazon, kindle at $10.99 and paperback at $12.59. In this book, he tells that none has influenced the choices he has made apart from his father. he also explains his life from being a rebellious son of a doctor to the man he is, living by his father’s values and code.
Teddy Atlas On Mike Tyson
He began his career in boxing at Catskills where he operated Cus D’Amato’s gym. While there, Teddy was Mike Tyson’s trainer who was then 15 years old. The two had a massive argument when Tyson grabbed Teddy’s nieces’s behind who was then 11 years old which ended up with Teddy pulling out his gun and directing it to Tyson’s ear while threatening him to never touch his family again or he would kill him.
This argument resulted in Teddy and D’Amator parting ways in the year 1982. However, Mike Tyson reached to Teddy after 33 years since the confrontation to bury the hatchet between them.
Teddy Atlas Boxing | Training
His love for boxing started developing in his mid-teens when he began working out at the Police Athletic League and also fought in organized amateur matches. At that time, Teddy was hanging in the streets and getting involved in street fights. He also took part in an armed robbery and as a result, he was arrested and had to spend some time on Rikers Island. Teddy’s childhood friend named Kevin Rooney was training with the legendary Cus D’Amato in Catskill and organized for him to tag along to train as he waits for his trial.
Teddy trained and also lived with D’Amanto for a period of one year and obtained the Adirondack Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament. When his case came to trial, D’Amato spoke on his part and he was released into his custody. Sadly, he was later diagnosed with an injury that terminated his professional career as a boxer. D’Amato advised him to stay and become a trainer but due to his disappointment, he left and Catskill. A couple of kids in his neighborhood who knew his reputation in boxing asked him to train them. In the process of training them, he came to understand the reason why D’Amato had urged him to become a trainer.
Teddy returned to Catskills and operated Cus D’Amato’s gym training professionals throughout the day as well as youths from the community in the evening. He has worked with some of the greatest fighters including Barry McGuigan, Mike Tyson, Shannon Briggs, Wilfredo Benitez, Michael Moorer, and Simon Brown.
Teddy Atlas ESPN
He joined ESPN in September 1998 serving as a ringside analyst for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, the weekly series that gave its first performance on October 3, 1998. In addition, Teddy also does a similar role for ESPN Boxing Specials and often contributes analysis to ESPNEWS and SportsCenter. Since 1976, he has been a well-respected boxing trainer including six years at Cus D’Amato’s legendary Catskill Boxing Club. In addition, for the first four years of his career, he worked as Mike Tyson’s trainer preparing him for the world heavyweight championship.
Teddy obtained the prestigious Sam Taub Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In addition, he has also trained a plethora of pugilists, such as world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan; two-time world heavyweight champion Michael Moorer; European welterweight champion Gary Jacobs; world light heavyweight champion Donny LaLonde as well as welterweight champion Simon Brown. Besides that, he has also worked with two-time world champions, Tracy Patterson and Joey Gamache.
In addition, teddy also trained the Swedish Olympic Team in the year 1980. Additionally, he also trained actor Willem DeFoe for his role as a fighter in the film called “Triumph of the Spirit” in which he also had a part in the choreographed fight scenes. teddy also choreographed fight scenes for the TV series called Against The Law as well as playing a role in the HBO movie known as “Only in America”. Before joining ESPN, he worked for HBO radio broadcasts, Showtime, and ABC Wide World of Sports as a ringside analyst.
Some of his colleagues at ESPN include:
John Buccigross – Sportscaster
Ashley Brewer – Sports Anchor & Host
Katie George – Sports Anchor
Molly Qerim – Host
Samantha Ponder – Sunday NFL Countdown Host
Kevin Negandhi – Anchor & Host
Jason Benetti – Play-by-Play Commentator
Ben Baby – NFL Nation Reporter
Teddy Atlas Salary
He receives quite a fulfilling amount from working for ESPN as a fight commentator. Teddy’s average salary is $150,875 annually.
Teddy Atlas Net Worth
Having worked as a boxing trainer as well as a fight commentator for quite some time, it is safe to say that Teddy has been able to accumulate quite a massive fortune. His net worth is $2 million.
Who Is Teddy Atlas
He is an American fight commentator and also a boxing trainer working for ESPN as a boxing commentator.
How Old Is Teddy Atlas
From our research, Teddy was born on July 29, 1956, and grew up in Staten Island, New York, in the USA. He is currently 65 years old.
Is Teddy Atlas Married
He exchanged his wedding vows with his wife Elaine. The couple is blessed with two children named Nicole and Teddy III. However, details regarding when Teddy met his wife or when they tied the knot are currently unavailable.