Behind every great boxer is a great trainer. These trainers spend long hours ensuring that their fighters have all the knowledge, skill, and physical conditioning to win their upcoming bouts.
For every Muhammad Ali there is an Angelo Dundee. For every Mike Tyson there was a Cus D'Amato (well, for a time).
The Ring Magazine has a list of the top pound-for-pound fighters. Why not a list for the best trainers?
This is the start of a regular monthly feature with power rankings based on criteria including:
1) Recent Fighters Trained
2) Recent Fights/Titles Won
3) Current Fighters
4) Importance of Upcoming Fights
Comments welcome as always.
Here are the top five for June 2011, along with a few honourable mentions.