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Boxing trainer and ESPN commentator Atlas ruminates on fighting as a form of masculine psychotherapy, from his own youthful street brawling to his stints training a young Mike Tyson and heavyweight champ Michael Moorer. His theme is the male psyche’s craving for paternal approval, evinced in his juvenile acting out against an emotionally distant dad and his ringside relationships with a succession of surrogate sons.

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Teddy Atas works as a color analyst on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and was a boxing commentator for NBC’s coverage of the Olympic games in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). He is also founder a chairman of the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, named for his father, which has raised and donated more than two million dollars to individuals and organizations in need.

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Teddy Atlas is widely considered one of the most knowledgeable and experienced boxing insiders in the sport today. Known for dramatic motivational speeches in the ring corner in between rounds, Atlas had re-ignited his fighters after they appeared to have run out of gas in the mid to latter rounds and guide them to ultimately earn their world championships. Teddy Atlas shares his wisdom and insight as a fight commentator for ESPN “Friday Night Fights” and as a motivational speaker around the globe.


Chris Kluwe, Oakland Raiders P

“It was a really good talk. He was essentially telling us a lot of knockouts, both in boxing and in the real world, are people just giving up, not fighting through, not working their hardest to keep going. He described it as they go into this gray room and you’re in there and you have a choice, you either keep going down that gray path into darkness or you can say, ‘No, I’m not going to stand for it, I’m going to stand up and fight.’ I think that’s something that a lot of [our Raiders players] took really well.”