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Trainer to the champions had unique view of Ali and other fighters

Ask Angelo Dundee to recall some of his shining moments and he'll share stories about training boxing greats like Carmen Basilio, Ray Leonard and George Foreman. His fondest memories, though, involve Muhammad Ali.

Originally Published: December 18, 2007
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

Louisville, Ky. February 1957.

Angelo Dundee and Willie Pastrano were relaxing in their hotel room.

The phone rang.

Dundee, who had been training light heavyweight contender Pastrano for a bout against John Holman the following day, describes what happened next in his recently published autobiography, "My View from the Corner: A Life in Boxing."

"Willie was caught up in whatever it was that was on TV and ignored the ringing, so it fell to me to pick up the phone," ...

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