Born August 11, 1949 in Maplewood, NJ. Foregoing a career in journalism after graduating from Ohio University in 1971, Trampler dedicated his life to boxing. In 1968 he interviewed Bill “Dynamite” Douglas for the college paper and learned the fighter needed representation and became his manager. Eager to learn all aspects of the sport, he boxed as an amateur and worked as a trainer, promoter, ring announcer, publicist and matchmaker.
Beginning in 1971, he spent 15 months immersed in the finer points of the sweet science under the guidance of the Dundee brothers, promoter Chris and trainer Angelo in Miami Beach. He was later mentored by legendary matchmaker Teddy Brenner, who hired him as assistant matchmaker at Madison Square Garden in 1977. He left the Garden in 1979 and joined Bob Arum’s Top Rank in 1981 and has been matchmaker since.
Equipped with a keen eye for talent and the understanding of how to build a fighter, he orchestrated the careers of such standouts as Michael Carbajal, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Johnny Tapia, Erik Morales, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Kelly Pavlik and many more. He was also instrumental in the comeback of heavyweight champion George Foreman.
Born: Aug. 11, 1949