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James (Jimmy) Gambina

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James Gambina, father of three, spends most of his time in or around a boxing ring. He has spent most of his professional life training boxers and dishing out boxing advice on movie and television sets. He worked with Robert De Niro in "Raging Bull," John Voight in "The Champ," Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky I" and Sage Stallone in "Rocky V," a film in which he also acts.

His first acting job came in the 1956 film "Never Say Goodbye," in which he played the part of a newspaper delivery boy. "I loved the atmosphere in the film business," he said, "more than I did in life."

Quote: "A fighter comes from nothing and if he's good he makes something out of his life and becomes a real good all-around dude," he said. "And the moment he loses, no one wants to be around him."

 

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