Thursday, February 02, 2012
Two Great Trainers, Linked in History, Pass Within Days of Each Other!
This picture that I received from boxer and trainer "Ice" John Scully is now a solemn one. On the right is Angelo Dundee, who passed away on Wednesday. On the left is Goody Petronelli, who was the long-time trainer of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The two would face off when Hagler challenged Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987. Petronelli died on January 29 at the age of 88.
Petronelli had a minor Beltway connection; he was in the corner of Kevin McBride when McBride defeated Mike Tyson at the MCI/Verizon Center in DC in 2005.