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Al Silvani

Al Silvani

Al Silvani (March 26, 1910 – January 10, 1996) was an American boxing trainer and actor. As one of the most sought-after trainers in the business, Silvani trained over twenty world champions, including Jake LaMotta, Henry Armstrong, Carmen Basilio, Fritzie Zivic, Pone Kingpetch, Rocky Graziano, Ingemar Johansson, and Lou Ambers. He also had a lengthy career in the film industry as an actor, stunt man, and as a technical advisor—most noteworthy a lead role in Robin and the Seven Hoods. He also appeared in From Here to Eternity, Ocean's Eleven, Stir Crazy, Every Which Way But Loose, The Gauntlet, Rocky, Rocky II and Rocky III. He was a close personal friend of Frank Sinatra and hung out with Sinatra's Rat Pack. Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. 2006 California Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee.

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