Andy was coached and trained by his father Cliff Dumas Sr. Who was a professional Boxer and sparring partner of World middle weight Champion Jake "The Raging Bull" LaMotta. Cliff was also a Canadian welterweight Champion.
Cliff has the dubious distinction of being the first pro-boxer of the modern era to fight and win two bouts on the same night! After winning his scheduled bout by a knockout in the first round, he was invited back for an encore, winning a six round decision.
Many, many years later, Cliff still loved a physical challenge and even into his 70's he continued to do a boxer's workout. Skipping had become second nature, never missing a beat all the while working on agility, coordination and cardio-conditioning. Hitting the bags, kept his upper body muscles taut and strong. Weight training completed his workout program, strengthening his muscles and maintaining his great fitness level.
Cliff Dumas Sr.
Cliff Dumas Sr. after a fight. (left)
In the army (right bottom row)
68 year old Cliff Dumas Sr. working out