This Philadelphia native learned the intricacies of the sweet science while watching the great trainers ply their trade at Stillman's Gym in New York in the late-1940s.
The first world champion he worked with was Hall-of-Famer Carmen Basilio, who held the welterweight and middleweight crowns. Dundee, along with his brother Chris, a Hall of Fame promoter, eventually relocated to Miami Beach and was the chief trainer at the world-renowned Fifth Street Gym.
While in Miami, Dundee's career flourished. In 1960, Dundee was hired to train Muhammad Ali and he remained in Ali's corner until his fight with Larry Holmes. Dundee, a quick thinker and master motivator in the corner, helped Ali get through some of his toughest fights.
In addition to Ali, Dundee has trained champions Jimmy Ellis, Luis Rodriguez, Sugar Ramos, Ralph Dupas and Willie Pastrano.
In 1976, Dundee was asked to help shape the career of Sugar Ray Leonard. Again, Dundee was instrumental in building a boxing legend and Hall of Famer. Few boxing fans could ever forget his "You're blowing it son" pep talk to Leonard just before he knocked out Thomas Hearns to unify the welterweight crown.
The Boxing Writers Association of America named Dundee its Manager of the Year in 1968 and 1979. He was also the recipient of the organizations Long and Meritorious Service Award in 1996.
Most recently, Dundee was in the corner of George Foreman when he knocked out Michael Moorer to win the heavyweight title.
Died: Feb. 1, 2012