IAP 188: The Past, Present, & Future of Italian Americans in Boxing with Special Guest Coach Dino Spencer

May 19, 2021 214

BY: Stephanie Longo

For many Italian Americans, the sport of boxing is synonymous with Italian American pride, thanks to the timeless accomplishments of legendary names like Rocky Marciano, “Boom Boom Mancini,”  Jake La Motta, Carmen Basilio, and the late, great Angelo Dundee. But one very dedicated Italian American has made it his life’s mission to help preserve the sport’s legacy, while training a whole new generation of talent both in and out of the ring.

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by celebrity trainer Dino Spencer, owner of Miami Beach’s World Famous 5th Street Gym,  to discuss his four decades in the squared circle… from his tutelage under Hall of Fame trainer, and fellow Italian American Angelo Dundee, to the more than 10,000 men and women he has trained over his illustrious career — including world champions in boxing, MMA, UFC, and other martial arts.

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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