Theodore A. Atlas, Jr. was born on the 29th July 1956, in Staten Island, New York City USA, and is a boxing trainer as well as fight commentator. During his career he has trained such as as Mike Tyson while he was a teenager, Alexander Povetkin and Donny Lalonde among other boxers.
Have you ever wondered how rich Teddy Atlas is, as of mid-2016? According to sources, it has been estimated that Teddy Atlas` net worth is $2 million, an amount acquired through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a trainer and commentator.
Teddy Atlas Net Worth $2 Million
Teddy grew up in a relatively wealthy family; his father worked as a doctor, and his mother was a model, in her youth having participated in Miss America pageants. He attended private high school, but left the school, and had several problems with the law, which eventually resulted in jail time in Rikers Island for armed robbery.
In his teenage days, Teddy was attacked with a knife, which left his face in a bad condition; the wounds required 400 stitches, and left him with scarring.
After that he aspired to become a boxer, and thanks to the money his family had, they assigned him to the famous Cus D`Amato. However, Teddy injured his back and was unable to continue with his career, and instead focused on becoming a trainer. He taught the young Mike Tyson, however, the two got into a fight, and Teddy was fired from the D`Amato club.
He then continued on his own, and has been quite successful, being head coach to Michael Moorer, and leading him to a heavyweight title in 1994, which also raised Teddy`s net worth to a large degree.Afte r that he worked with Barry McGuigan in the Featherweight division, and soon after became trainer of heavyweight Donny Lalonde, however, the two parted ways due to their frequent disagreements, but Teddy`s net worth certainly increased.
Teddy then became coach of Alexander Povetkin, whom he led to the WBA heavyweight championship, beating Ruslan Chagaev, before they ceased their collaboration. His tenure as trainer of the Russian boxer also helped raise his net worth.
Most recently, Atlas became the trainer of Timothy Bradley, and worked to prepare him for a title defense against Brandon Rios. Timothy won the fight, which apparently means that the two will continue their collaboration.
Teddy`s net worth has also been increased by his work as a commentator; he joined NBC, and amonst other events has been covering the Olympic Games since 2000, in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London.
Furthermore, Teddy has also found engagement on ESPN 2, as a commentator for the shows “Friday Night Fights” and “Wednesday Night Fights”. He also works as commentator on ESPN’s “Premier Boxing Champions” fights.
Back in 2006, Teddy published an autobiography entitled “Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring: A Son’s Struggle to Become a Man”, the sales of which have also increased his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Teddy is married to Elaine, and they have a son and a daughter. Teddy is also recognized as a philanthropist, starting the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation, in memory of his father. The Foundation funds and sponsors numerous scholarships and awards, given to both individuals and other organizations.
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