Teddy Atlas's Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring: A Son's Struggle to PDF

By Teddy Atlas

ISBN-10: 0060542411

ISBN-13: 9780060542412

ISBN-10: 0061471631

ISBN-13: 9780061471636

"Of the entire those who have plagued by my existence and effect the alternatives i have made, none has been extra very important than my father."

So starts the autobiography of mythical boxing coach and commentator Teddy Atlas, who grew from the rebellious son of a physician to a guy who embraces, and lives by means of, his father's values and code.

In this gritty, spellbinding story, Atlas recounts his attention-grabbing existence -- as a juvenile antisocial at the streets of Staten Island; as a boxer and Golden Gloves champion below the tutelage of famed coach Cus D'Amato; as a better half to the harmful, unpredictable Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, up until eventually the day Gravano became rat and taken down crime boss John Gotti; and as a coach of champions and contenders, between them fourteen-year-old Mike Tyson and heavyweight Michael Moorer, whom he ended in the crown with a win over Evander Holyfield.

Equally engrossing are Teddy Atlas's money owed of educating dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp for her winning comeback at age forty-two; his paintings with actor Willem Dafoe, getting ready him for his function as a focus camp boxer within the movie Triumph of the Spirit; his trip to Poland to choreograph the film's boxing scenes; and his personal functionality in videos comparable to Play It to the Bone. In sharing his tales, Atlas unearths the philosophy wherein he lives.

Like Teddy Atlas -- inimitable, difficult, sincere, and clever -- this ebook conjures up. it truly is approximately a lot more than boxing. it's a tale of overcoming hardships, of compassion for these in want, of super own integrity, and of non-public triumph.

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When that didn’t work, I dragged him down the street and into the backseat of my car. I took him to Marine Hospital. I went into the emergency room and told them at the desk that I had a guy who was unconscious in my car and I needed them to bring a stretcher out. So they wheeled the guy in. I was about to leave There and Back Again 41 when the nurse at the desk said, “Wait, you can’t leave. We need some information. ” “What do you mean you found him on the street? Was he drinking? ” I said, “Yeah, there was a fight.

Nearing the third floor, you’d begin to hear the noise. Latin music blaring from a boom box and the din of a couple of hundred boisterous voices. It cost three dollars a head to get in, and the room was always packed to the rafters. There was a pungent aroma of cigar smoke, booze, fried food, and sweat. On the near side of the room was the ring, and on the far side a makeshift counter where they sold liquor and Spanish food: fried bananas, empanadas, potatoes in oil, canned beer, and rum in paper cups.

Up here. ” “Yeah, I guess so. ” Cus wanted to take me in for tests. I resisted. I knew something was 28 ATLAS wrong, I just didn’t want to hear some doctor confirm it. In the end, he took me to see this guy in Manhattan who Jim Jacobs recommended. The X-rays revealed that I had scoliosis, as well as gaps in the vertebrae and a herniated disc. The doctor was of the opinion that boxing could make my condition worse. Cus and I wound up having an argument over it on the drive back upstate. “You heard what he said, Teddy.

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