Kevin Rooney

Name: Kevin Rooney

    Highly Respected & Colorful trainer of Mike Tyson
    • Trained Vinny Pazienza.
    • Defeated Bobby Plegge (W 8).
    • Defeated Jeff Passero (W 8).
    • Defeated Marvin Jenkins (W 10).
    • Defeated Ernie Jackson (W 10).
    • Won his first 15 professional fights.
    • Won the 1975 147lb Sub-Novice New York Golden Gloves Championship.
    • won 21 (KO 7) + lost 4 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 26 rounds boxed 146 : KO% 26.92

Favorite Book: "King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" by David Remnick

"This is one of my all-time favorite books. Although the book is about Ali, it also goes into great depth about some of the other great boxers of that time, like Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson. This was when boxing was at it's best. It also touches on so many things outside of Ali's life in boxing, and truly shows that he was an 'American Hero'."

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