Teddy Atlas Biography

( 1956 - )
January 6, 2019
First published on:January 6, 2019
by Holvic Marvin

Facts of Teddy Atlas

Date of Birth: 1956, July 29
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Theodore A Atlas Jr.
Birth Place America
Famous Name Teddy Atlas
Father Theodore A. Atlas
Mother Mary Riley Atlas
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $80,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Boxing Trainer, Sportscaster
Started career as Boxer
Awards Sam Taub Award
Current City New York, United States
Married to Elaine Atlas
Divorce No
Children Yes

Theodore A. Atlas Jr., known as Teddy Atlas is an American boxing trainer and fight commentator, who also worked as a ringside analyst for PBC on ESPN. Besides, he has served as a ringside analyst for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights and also worked as a contributor on SportsCenter and ESPNEWS.


Teddy Atlas is happily married to Elaine Atlas and has two children. He makes an estimated salary of $40,000 per annum and his net worth is $2 million.

Teddy Atlas Salary and Net Worth

Teddy makes his earning from his career as boxing trainer and sportscasting. The average income for a boxing trainer is $40,000 and an average sportscaster gets a reported salary of $40,000. So in total, he earns around $80,000 annually as of 2019.

His net worth is reported to be $2 million currently.

Teddy lives in a house that has all the amenities required for a comfortable living.

There are no details regarding the car he drives but anyone can guess from his earnings that he must possess a car that is technologically advanced and is equipped with all the gadgets and gizmos.

Teddy Atlas Early Life, Education

Teddy was born on July 29, 1956, to Theodore A. Atlas and Mary Riley Atlas. His father is a well-known doctor and his mother participated in Miss America. He belonged to a wealthy family and they lived at a wealthy neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City. He belonged to a mixed ethnicity as his father is of Hungarian Jewish ancestry and his mother is of Irish ancestry.

Some kids love to play games, some love to read books but Teddy in his days of youth loved to fight. He would fight even if he had no weapon and would fight even if the opponent was stronger than him. During such a fight in the street, his opponent slashed his face with a 007 flick knife but he survived that fight. He was taken to a hospital and it took 400 stitches in total to fix the cut on his face.

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Teddy parents admitted him in a very good school but his interest in school education was nil. He dropout from the school because of his interest in fighting, and other illegal activities. He was arrested several times and he even went to prison on Rikers Island.

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He states that all those wrongdoings done by him were only to get the attention of his father. But later on, he realized that it had a negative effect rather than positive on his parents and he selected a new way of life to make his dad proud and be a good son and pursued boxing.

Teddy Atlas Personal Life

Teddy is married to Elaine Atlas and has two children with her. The couple met in a private wedding ceremony of a friend where Teddy was from Groom’s side and Elaine from Bride. They have a son named Teddy III and a daughter named Nicole

The couple has been married for 36 years and still live a happy life. Their daughter Nicole, who is 35, is an attorney. Their daughter Teddy III works for Oakland Raiders on NFL.

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Teddy is also very active on social media sites with 27,400 followers on his official Instagram, and 639 followers on his official Facebook profile.

Teddy Atlas Professional Career

Teddy's career began as an amateur boxer and participated in some amateur fights. But due to his back injury, he could not continue the role of a boxer and he became a boxing trainer as an assistant to Cus D’Amato. But due to some problem with Mike Tyson, he was dismissed from his job as a trainee.

Teddy revealed that he got angry with Mike Tyson and put a gun to his head because Tyson behaved inappropriately with his female relative who was only 11 years old. Tyson at that time was 15.

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Teddy’s career got new heights when his trainee Michael Moorer won the world heavyweight title in 1994. He also trained featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan and also light heavyweight Donny Lalonde for a brief period of time.

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Less than a month until fight night #bang #boxing #stevensonvsgvozdyk #teamgvozdyk

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Alexander Povetkin trained by Teddy won the regular WBA heavyweight championship on August 27, 2011. And on November 7, 2015, Timothy Bradley who trained under Teddy won the welterweight title.

Teddy also worked as a commentator for ESPN network’s program titled Friday Night Fights and Premier Boxing Champions fight. He thought that some of the colleagues were being unfair with him and with the players so he had some arguments with them and he was suspended twice for that.

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@sportscenter #bang #boxing #sportscenter

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Teddy gave his best for ESPN network and after 21 years of dedicated service, he left ESPN on December 2017.

Apart from ESPN commentary, he did commentary for various programs on NBC Network such as the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro.


  • Sam Taub Award

Teddy Atlas Facts

  • Age: 62
  • Star-sign: Leo
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity:  Mixed
  • Wife: Elaine Atlas
  • Kids: Yes
  • Instagram: 27,400 followers
  • Facebook: 639 followers

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