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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

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Boxing Trainer Angelo Dundee Celebrates his 90th Birthday in Style

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Not everyone is lucky enough to make it to 90 years of age, so when that milestone is crossed, you have to make the birthday celebration a special one. Thanks to the Toraño Family Cigar Company, famed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was able to do just that.

Dundee, whose claim to fame was training 12 world championship boxers, including greats like Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali, recently celebrated his 90th birthday at the revamped 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach. Friends and family were on hand as Dundee was presented with a mounted brick from the original 5th Street Gym by boxing fan Ken Drodvillo. While it may seem like just a brick to some, it represents much more to Dundee, as it’s part of a structure that used to hold several fighters during the golden age of boxing. The gym was demolished in 1994 and rebuilt last year.

In addition to the nostalgic gift, Dundee was also given a box of Toraño Reserva Selecta Cigars by Carlos Llaca Toraño. The box helped the legendary trainer recall his days in Cuba where he would train fighters and enjoy Cuban cigars. “It’s an honor to represent the Toraño family during special moments like these. To be in the presence of a living legend like Angelo Dundee as he turns 90 is quite humbling,” said Toraño in the press release.

Despite his age, Dundee showed he still had the pep that enabled him to train so many champions throughout history, as he gave ringside tips to aspiring boxers during the birthday celebration.






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