Angelo Dundee dead at 90

Angelo Dundee dead at 90
In this May 10, 1966, file photo, World Heavyweight Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, right, looks on as his hands are taped by trainer Angelo Dundee, left, before sparing with Jimmy Ellis during a training session at the Territorial Army Centre in White City, London, England. Dundee, the trainer who helped groom Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard into world champions and became one of boxing's most recognizable figures, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kemp, File)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The man who worked the corner for some of the biggest names in boxing has died.

A family spokesman says Angelo Dundee died surrounded by family at his home in Tampa, Fla.

Dundee, who was 90, was Muhammad Ali's corner man in his greatest fights. He also worked with Sugar Ray Leonard and helped George Foreman to become the oldest heavyweight champion at age 45.

Dundee's son Jimmy says his father lived long enough to attend Ali's 70th birthday bash in Louisville, Ky., last month.

Ali wrote in the foreword for Dundee's book that he allowed him to be exactly who he wanted to be, and that he loved Dundee. In an age of boxing when fighter-manager relationships rarely last, Dundee and Ali would never split.