Boxing Legend Angelo Dundee's Funeral is Friday

The memorial service for the trainer of boxing greats Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard is scheduled for Friday in Clearwater.

Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at , 1850 N. McMullen Booth Road. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dundee, who died Feb. 1 at age 90, trained boxing greats Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Dundee led an active life despite his age. Dundee had recently visited the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. He also visited Muhammad Ali for Ali's 70th birthday, according to the Los Angeles Times' Sports Now blog. 

Dundee's son, James, told the Times that his father didn't get a chance to talk very much to Ali because the party was so loud.

"But with those two ... Muhammad doesn't talk well and Dad didn't hear well; all they had to do was look at each other," James Dundee told the Times. "Dad always treated Muhammad as if he was his child, he cared that much for him."

Dundee had recently been treated for blood clots and died at a Clearwater rehab facility, according to the New York Times, which published an obituary that highlighted Dundee's career.

Fans may view and sign the Legacy.com guest book for Angelo Dundee.


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