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Teddy Atlas - Making A Champion: How To Overcome Your Fears & Never Quit


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Teddy Atlas is an American boxing trainer and fight commentator who learned his boxing trade from the legendary Cus D’Amato and has trained such boxing champions as Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer, the first southpaw World Heavyweight Champion.

Boxing Hall of Famer

London Real went all the way to the ESPN Studios in New York City to speak with legendary boxing trainer, analyst, fight commentator and podcaster, Teddy Atlas.

Over his 30 year career, Teddy Atlas has trained 18 World Champions including Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer, who he guided to the world heavyweight title in 1994.

Four years later Teddy joined ESPN’s boxing team on “Friday Night Fights” and has commentated for four Olympic Games. He has also been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.

The scariest place on Earth

It was amazing sitting down with Teddy because he speaks about fear.

He knows what to do with a fighter when they are about to go to the scariest place on earth, and he has great lessons on how all of us can deal with fear.

I was super excited to sit down with Teddy at ESPN and I think we can all learn something powerful from him.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Pulling a gun on Mike Tyson, ESPN, and The UFC
  • Bruce Lee, the NY Giants, and tackling
  • Wall Street, Jim Jones, and Cus D’Amato
  • Darren Till, Manny Pacquiao, and Evander Holyfield
  • Accountability, facing your fears, resistance
  • His children, his foundation, and his relationship with his father


00:00 | Trailer.
02:50 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:50 | Brian’s introduction.
04:36 | What makes a home or environment a good place to be.
05:42 | What people want to gain for themselves from watching a boxer or MMA fighter in the ring.
12:06 | Controlling the fear.
20:17 | It’s harder to quit than it is to fight.
27:12 | Fighters are human with all the strengths and frailties; and without weakness, they would not be alive.
38:43 | Teddy’s thoughts on Mike Tyson.
1:05:49 | Why Teddy pulled a gun on Mike Tyson.
1:09:29 | Success secrets.
1:10:11 | His advice for challenging your own humanity.
1:12:07 | What scares him.
1:12:51 | Best and worst days of his life.
1:13:56 | Does Teddy think he will ever be like his Father?
1:21:44 | Brian’s summing up.


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