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‘King’ David Estrada’s Final Words to the Late Angelo Dundee

by on Feb.06, 2012, under Boxing News

By “King” David Estrada
The late, great trainer, Mr. Angelo Dundee (right), seen here sharing a happy moment with "King" David Estrada

The late, great trainer, Mr. Angelo Dundee (right), seen here sharing a happy moment with "King" David Estrada

Angelo, it has been a few days since you left the world, and the past few days been a struggle for me accepting this. I know you’re in a better place and I’m happy for you, but I wish I had the chance to give you one last hug, hear you crack a joke, or even have you smack me to wake me up in the fight. I had big plans for us, I wanted to get back in contention and get a big TV fight so I could have you work my corner. I wanted to finish what we started, but I guess God had other plans for you.

Angelo Dundee (left) tends to Estrada in a corner.

Angelo Dundee (left) tends to Estrada in a corner.

I was just talking to a good friend of mine about you (an undefeated welterweight). I was telling him stories about how it was to work with you.  Minutes later, I got a call saying you were gone.

I’m thankful that I had a chance to talk to you a few months ago even though it was on the phone. I have some pictures of us together but even more memories — great memories! Most of all, I just want to thank you for believing in me, for everything you taught me, and for giving a kid from Chicago a chance to be a part of a great team. Thanks for everything Angelo.  Rest In Peace.

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