The Uniqueness of Don Dunphy

By Ted Sares on January 9, 2014
The Uniqueness of Don Dunphy
“When two or three people do blow by blow…they overtalk and emphasize too much.”

His first blow-by-blow broadcasts came in 1939, but his fame came two years later when Gillette began its marvelous Friday night tradition…

“Don Dunphy was boxing.”—Marv Albert

“Joe Louis’s 1941 heavyweight fight against Billy Conn was his first broadcast of a title fight. Although that was his first year of broadcasting the fights for Gillette, he had already crafted his signature no-nonsense delivery, pungent phrasing and just the right ring of drama.”—From Mr. Dunphy’s obit in the New York Times, July 24, 1998

“He was an objective observer of a most subjective sport, and his style was good enough for him to announce championship fights 40 years apart from 1941 to 1981.”—Obit

“When two or three people do blow by blow…they overtalk and emphasize too much.”—Dunphy responding in 1996 to the issue of modern television’s insistence on multiple announcers at ringside

Don Dunphy began a radio career on local stations broadcasting football and minor league baseball. He was also the host of a boxing talk show. His first blow-by-blow broadcasts came in 1939, but his fame came two years later when Gillette began its marvelous Friday night tradition. He called fights on radio for Gillette for 19 years. This was a grand era when voices had faces.

Dunphy’s distinct and informative style was not limited to boxing, but boxing was his thing—his signature sport marked by his election to ten halls of fame (Don was 90 when he passed away in 1998). Dunphy called the blow-by-blow for more than 2,000 fights, 200 of them for titles, 50 for the heavyweight championship. It was his nasal-voiced staccato style that gave him unique status among announcers back in the day. I dearly liked Jimmy Powers but I loved Don as his clear voice made following a fight an easy and enjoyable experience on the radio

Now I could go on and on about Don being synonymous with boxing and it’s almost a shame to treat him as the subject of a short piece, but one thing in particular stands out and a blog will ensure that it will not get lost in the narrative.

The Uniqueness of Don Dunphy

While he had developed his clear no-nonsense delivery, “pungent phrasing,” and just the right sense of drama (without faking it), Don Dunphy never allowed himself to become the focus. It was never about him. And in this regard, he was unique.

When I envision a classic bout from the past, I also hear the voice of Don Dunphy providing the classic blow-by-blow description. The two are inseparable.

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  1. Ted Sares 10:07am, 06/05/2014

    Thank you o much for that Bob and thank you for calling me. It’s a memory I shall Cherish.

  2. EZ E 08:11am, 06/05/2014

    BOB, among other things, you surely have something GREAT to be proud of, the genuine admiration aficionados like us have for your Dad.

  3. Bob. Dunphy 07:37am, 06/05/2014

    What a great article! I don’t think anyone has articulated what Don Dunphy’s broadcast style was any better. My father had tremendous respect for the fighters and he always knew what his role was in relation to the event. On radio broadcasts that was to give a total blow by blow description of what was happening in the ring. On TV he felt it was unnecessary to repeat what the viewer could see for himself and looked to call attention to what was not so obvious.

    Simply put nobody did it better.

    Bob Dunphy

  4. J Russell Peltz 09:32am, 01/18/2014

    Peltz word86

  5. Clarence George 01:33pm, 01/16/2014

    I just don’t like anything about Gray, NYI, up to and including his two-dollar haircut.  He has the look of a guy defensively smug about being declared 4-F, winding up with a cushy job in the local hardware store, with the harder boys out there fighting the war…guys he deep down envies and resents because he’s just not one of them.

  6. NYIrish 11:40am, 01/16/2014

    @Clarence George; I’m with you on Jim Gray. He approaches nearly exhausted fighters with silly bad intentioned questions, with the demeanor of an old crank.
    Don Dunphy bridged the gap from radio to TV and kept it about the fight and the fighters.
    Our current Showtime crew would get kicked out of most neighborhood taverns for being too loud and obnoxious. Ranallo would get a few lumps for the road.
    I miss Emanuel Steward on HBO, but what can you do?
    I enjoyed Larry Merchant’s brief summations at the end of the night.
    Sometimes I don’t know what fight the HBO commentators are watching but they are not too aggravating. Max Kellerman has a great face for radio.
    Teddy Atlas would get kicked out of my bar for talking way too much.

  7. Ted 10:54am, 01/16/2014

    Fred Abbatello,, holy moley. I’ll be dipped.

  8. NYIrish 10:50am, 01/16/2014

    “Timekeeper Fred Abbatello, counting for the knockdowns Artie Aidella.” Announced by Johnnie Addie at The Garden.

  9. Ted 01:46pm, 01/13/2014

    beaujack shame on you!!! LOL

  10. beaujack 02:02pm, 01/12/2014

    Yes Don Dunphy was supreme as a boxing announcer,  as Harry Balogh was supreme introducing the fighters on a boxing card…Balogh was a character and the best since the famous Joe Humphry’s in olden days.
    One night during WW2 at ST Nicks Arena he asked us in the audience for contribution’s for the war drive with these words. “ladies and gentlemen, the pretty young girls are walking around with their little boxes, please
    give it to them til it hurts” ! Wow, we in the audience were laughing at his sincere but funny choice of words…As well as the newspapers next day…

  11. Ted 04:16pm, 01/11/2014

    crystal clear voice with just a tang of NYC

  12. EZ E 03:58pm, 01/11/2014

    CORRECTAMUNDO TEDDY!! Mel Allen, too!! He would begin his announcing with his customary & familiar “Hello everybody!”

  13. Ted 03:33pm, 01/11/2014

    And we had better not forget Mel Allen,  the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees.

  14. EZ E 02:58pm, 01/11/2014

    Yes indeed, Drees and Russ Howard were also top announcers as well. I have many of those Patsb Blue Ribbon Wednesday Night Fights and other original broadcast with them doing the blow by blow coverage.

  15. Pete The Sneak 02:54pm, 01/11/2014

    Toro, looks like you hit a nerve with this article on the great Mr. Dunphy. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do you enjoy reading the initial article, but then you get all these great comments and historical remembrances of great boxing moments of yore that included Mr. Dunphy and thus it continues to manifest itself into a boxing archival treasure…Muy Chevere…Peace.

  16. Jim Crue 02:26pm, 01/11/2014

    The absolute best TV ringside call I ever heard was Ted Husing calling the 5th Robinson vs LaMotta fight for the middleweight title from Chicago Stadium. It’s a beautiful example of brevity and description. Todays ringside guys apparently are aware TV is a visual medium.  It’s available on Youtube I’m sure. Russ Hodges called it on the radio
    Jack Drees was also good, my favorite was Dunphy.

  17. EZ E 01:06pm, 01/11/2014

    Tyler, that was what I sometimes admired most. These days some announcers, not all, get involved talking to one another and forget about the fight before them. Some just plain talk to much. Some are just so obviously leaning toward one particular fighter that it turns me off. I rather not hear their comments at all. Sometimes Roy Jones gives himself too much credit too.

  18. Tyler Adams 12:52pm, 01/11/2014

    Don was the master of brevity.  He would allow long periods of time to without saying anything, interjecting just enough to add to the drama and not interrupt it. He was indeed the golden voice of boxing.

  19. EZ E 12:33pm, 01/11/2014

    And… YES!! Introducing the ex-champs and fighters attending the fight cards were sort of a highlight in itself, right before the main event. I remember going to the Garden fight cards and looking forward to see/know who was in attendance when the prospects, contenders, fan favorites. champs were presented, and how the legends like Robinson, Graziano, Pep, Louis,LaMotta,  Basilio would get standing ovations!! What times they were!!

  20. Ted 12:20pm, 01/11/2014

    Yes, that he was, .And only aficionados really appreciated him.

  21. EZ E 12:15pm, 01/11/2014

    Uncle Teodoro, ‘Monon’ was a friend of our family, one of my childhood heroes & pal. He left us this past summer, some might’ve missed the news. He was special character.

  22. Ted 12:13pm, 01/11/2014

    We crossed in cyber space somewhere near Mayaguez.

  23. Your Name 12:09pm, 01/11/2014

    oooops, I see you got the correct name.

  24. EZ E 12:08pm, 01/11/2014

    TEDDY you might mean Artie Ardiella. He was at EVERY Garden fight.

  25. Ted 12:06pm, 01/11/2014

    De nada me grande amigo. Yeah, it was Artie Aidala.

    Wow, Monon Gonzalez, brings back some memories. That was one tough hombre.

  26. EZ E 12:04pm, 01/11/2014

    By the way Uncle Teddy, MUCHAS GRACIAS for another great “walk down memory lane” article!! Makes me wanna pull out a few Giardello, Carter, Archer, Griffith, Ortiz, Tiger, Monon Gonzalez, “El Feo”, Gaspar Ortega… fights just to re-live my ‘Dunphy’ moments.

  27. Ted 12:02pm, 01/11/2014

    Johnny Addie was the MAN. None of that fake Buffer copyright shit. Michael is a good guy but I can’t stand that “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.” It’s pure fake and manufactured enthusiasm is stomach turning.

    There was Addie, Dunphy, and another guy counting at the bell. Forget his name but I think it was Italian. Might have been Aidella.

    I also loved the way they would introduce fighters spectators before the fight. That would really go over big today IMO. The guys would saunter over to each corner and shake the hands of the fighters. Sometimes they would even kiss them on the top of the head or cheek. That saunter was pure beautiful. Oh it was grand.

  28. EZ E 11:54am, 01/11/2014

    I have many fights, both TV and radio, of announcers Taub, Powers, Shenkle, Cosell, Davies… but there’s something about Don Dunphy that makes him special. These days Lampley can be good but he frequently and very noticeably “sucks up”  too much to network’s (HBO) house fighters. I grew up listening to Dunphy, he’s very much a part of my childhood. His voice, the Gillette jingle, Johnny Addie… will always be among the highlites and fond memories of my life.

  29. Ted 07:50am, 01/11/2014

    Wow, I’m amazed by these posts at how popular Don was and still is.

  30. Tex Hassler 09:23pm, 01/10/2014

    There was only one Don Dunphy and he was amazing. He was able to call fights from the point of view of someone who really knew boxing. Don was the voice of boxing for many years and If you heard him you would never forget him.  Great article Mr. Sares, thanks.

  31. beaujack 09:11pm, 01/10/2014

    As a youngster I would sit by my radio and listened to the great boxing announcer Sam Taub. He made every fight sound exciting painting a pre-television account of the fight…Sam Taub also had a one hour radio show every Sunday in which he would have a famous boxer as his guest discussing nothing but boxing…As a boy I remember he had Mickey Walker as his guest and in another show he had Maxie Rosenbloom as his guest. I still recall when he asked both Mickey Walker and Rosenbloom “who was the best fighter you ever saw”, and both answered “Harry Greb”, I then started to read up on Harry Greb…Speaking of Don Dunphy, I spoke to him a few times at the North Hempstead Golf Club in Nassau County, NY. A very quiet and unassuming man I found him to be.

  32. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 08:38pm, 01/10/2014

    Pete the Sneak-“Big right hand” when it barely grazed the fighter”.....that tickles me….but wait…..the worst is when one of these keen eyed observers at ringside (close enough to get christened with spraying blood, sweat, and snot) declares that so and so was “wobbled” or “hurt” or “in trouble” and the replay shows a multiple punch combo where nothing and I mean nothing landed clean.

  33. Ted 07:31pm, 01/10/2014

    When Don worked, it was under a different business situation where there were not two major networks feuding with one another so I reckon that needs to be taken into account in any comparisons to today’s people.

    But my essential point is that he was unique in that he gave a face to radio listeners without focusing on himself,. Quite the opposite of Teddy Atlas, for example.

  34. nicolas 06:54pm, 01/10/2014

    Never heard a bad word about Dunphy. I liked Howard at the time, but felt that he was very disingenuous when he started to question boxing, a sport that had given him great fame like nothing else. So sanctimonious when the health problems of Ray Seales came out, as if Cosell did not know that boxing might be harmful to your health. At least he spoke his mind. Compare that to the announcers of HBO and Showtime. There announcing lets you know that they have vested interests in making the fighters that there networks have contracts with, by being really biases. Can’t forget the Devon Alexander-Andreas Kotelnik fight. I lost respect for Harold Lederman in that fight, as his bias’s shown through. Only Max Kellerman seemed to realize that this fight should have been a lot closer than the other announcers. I had that fight 8-4 like the judges, but for Kotelnik. Two people at the microphones is okay, because remember two is company, but three is a crowd.

  35. Ted 05:03pm, 01/10/2014

    Jim, spoken like a true Chicagoan.

  36. John 03:05pm, 01/10/2014

    Jim Gray vs. Chad Curtis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHyL1lF7kYY

  37. Jim Crue 03:01pm, 01/10/2014

    PS.. Jim Gray is an #*#*#**# and why is he employed?

  38. Jim Crue 02:58pm, 01/10/2014

    Simply put Don Dunphy was the best. Comments already posted hit it on the head. Todays announcers are shrill, talk ALL the time and are shills for their network in the worst way. I agree Lampley seems like a really nice sincere guy but he NEVER shuts up. There is never silence in any of todays fight broadcasts. The networks pays these guys so I guess they have to talk all the time. There are 2 fighters in the ring and 4 guys at ringside. It’s nonsense. They are constantly talking over them selves and then there is dear Max who wants to tell the world how much he thinks he knows. BORING.
    I favor HBO shills even with there faults over Showtime. Brian Kenny is terrific and Paulie should quit the ring and take a full time job at ringside he is that good. But the other two!! Bernstein went from excellent to terrible and the other guy has a phony TV voice that attempts to bring drama to every punch. I’m forced to hit the mute a lot.
    Oh.. and Harold is a gem, wish he did the blow by blow and he really knows boxing and his daughter is one of the best judges in boxing.

  39. Ted 02:20pm, 01/10/2014

    I got turned off by Jim Gray when he tried to embarrass Pete Rose many years ago at a Pete Rose day in Cincy. It was as low as you could get going after a guy who already was down and out. He affirmed his noxious persona when he interviewed a groggy Juan Manuel Lopez not too long ago. He is like a jackal smelling blood. One of my great memories is when Kostya put him in his place during an interview and shut him up quite properly.

    His MO is to embarrass and/or catch the interviewee. Little twit!

  40. Ted 01:53pm, 01/10/2014

    Pete, one of the many things I like about Lampley is that it’s not about him during the fights. He resaves that for his Fight Game which has been very successful. And he is one of the most intelligent,  humble and accessible guys I have ever met in the boxing world. Same goes for Harold who is just about the nicest man you could ever hope to meet. These two have kept my interest where it currently is though it is waning fast because of all the crap that goes on in the sport we all love..

  41. The Fight Film Collector 01:14pm, 01/10/2014

    Thank you Ted!  Dunphy was brilliant in transitioning from radio to television.  In radio, the announcers were in essence, (great) story tellers.  With television providing the picture, Dunphy then gave viewers only the info that they needed.  He was a host first, and as the fights unfolded, his calls punctuated the drama.  The sports announcers of the last generation or two have basically been salesman.  Not saying they’re all bad; it’s the fashion of the times to be inundated with information.  Dunphy was great in that as much as he knew about boxing, he gave the impression that the audience was educated and that we were all enjoying the fights together.  The yellers of today are sometimes like a bunch of guys in the front row, standing up at every occasion and blocking the view.

  42. Pete The Sneak 11:15am, 01/10/2014

    CG, great analogy of Jim Gray. He has the kind of look/face that appears to always be smelling something bad….Peace.

  43. John 11:05am, 01/10/2014

    Amen, Pete!

  44. Clarence George 10:57am, 01/10/2014

    Anyone share my rather low opinion of Jim Gray?  There’s something old-maidish about him.  He always seems vaguely dissatisfied and disapproving, and has the look of someone who hasn’t paid a fully successful trip to the bathroom since the Coolidge Administration.

  45. Pete The Sneak 10:36am, 01/10/2014

    Toro, a lot of folks don’t like Lampley. Myself personally, I enjoy hearing him call the fights (he’s no Dunphy, but who the heck is?). Does he shill for HBO? Sure, I mean after all, that’s where he gets his paycheck. Does he miss and/or misreads action in the ring sometimes? Sure (“Big Right Hand.” when it barley grazed the fighter). But I don’t think Lampley’s excitement in watching fights is fake. He is a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to boxing. The dude is emotional and sometimes that translates into some great calls (one of my favorites, when Big George Foreman Kayoed Michael Moorer to regain the heavyweight title: ” It Happened, it Happened.” Hearing Lampley yell that out while HBO cameras captured Georg’e face as he began to kneel down was spot on. I Know for a fact when Lampley is not calling the fights on HBO, to me, the telecast suffers. Same when Harold Lederman is not giving the scores every three rounds…But hey, that’s me…Peace.

  46. Ted 10:18am, 01/10/2014

    inanities is the right word, Don was someone you looked forward to hearing; Showtime screamers (except for Paulie) are guys who make you thankful for the mute button. I think it was Adam Berlin who pegged these guys spot on. I like the HBO bunch but admittedly I have a conflict because I am very friendly with Jim Lampley and Harold.

  47. Mike Casey 10:07am, 01/10/2014

    Cracking article about one of my all-time favorites. Don knew the value of economy with words. If nothing was happening, he wouldn’t blab for no reason. Today, we have constant and often inane chatter from announcers who don’t actually know that much about boxing or other sports. Several years ago, when Tiger Woods holed a curling putt at Augusta, the commentator yelled: “In your life, have you ever seen anything like that?” Well, yes, I have - from the incomparable Jack Nicklaus.

  48. Larry Link 09:17am, 01/10/2014

    http://www.caytonsports.com/collection.htm

  49. Ted 08:21am, 01/10/2014

    cnorkusjr has the beat

  50. Ted 07:39am, 01/10/2014

    Wynn Eliot!! Wow his name brings back some neat memories.


    Now we get Mauro Ranello

  51. Clarence George 06:36am, 01/10/2014

    Thank you, Bob.

    If it wasn’t for my magnificent head of lustrous tresses, I’d be sending away for my very own “undetectable” hairpiece right now!

  52. Bob 05:03am, 01/10/2014

    Dunphy was probably the best boxing broadcaster ever. What a treat reading the story, and special thanks to Clarence George for adding the links to Galento’s toupe ad and “The Way it Was” television show.

  53. sonnyboy 04:17am, 01/10/2014

    Dunphy was the best there ever was at what he did.

  54. Clarence George 03:21am, 01/10/2014

    Never cared for Cosell.  Everything about him was artifice, including his voice.  An insecure man with a concomitantly inflated ego, all he really cared about was being a darling of the cocktail-party set.  He and Ali tended to bring out the worst in each other; I usually found their sessions annoying and embarrassing.

  55. George Thomas Clark 10:01pm, 01/09/2014

    Dunphy’s voice still echoes feelings before big fights.

    Cosell was also great - Frazier is down, Frazier is down, Frazier is down…

    Scully was a legend more than 50 years ago and still sounds good…

  56. cnorkusjr 08:29pm, 01/09/2014

    I have Dunphy’s radio call on “Gilette Cavalcade Of Sports” of my father’s second fight with Cesar Brion from Madison Square Garden. My father came back in the late rounds to take the fight away from Brion and Dunphy was right on top of it and in good voice. Wynn Eliot betewwn rounds filled in nicely with baseball scores of Brooklyn Ddgers,NY Giants and Ny Yankees. and some color on the fighters too. Courtesy of Jim Jacobs.

  57. cnorkusjr 08:20pm, 01/09/2014

    Don Dunphy was the right man at the right time. In todays world of BIG sport announcing, you get voice after voice telling its listeners how a play should be made, punch stats, and a world of large descriptive words that the announcer like to think he impresses you with like H. Cosell. Instead, Don Dunphy gave you a rapid fire of lefts & rights and counter punches that had you paint vivid pictures of the fight in your mind (which was radios main intention). He didnt take time to elaborate on ” Why” or “why not”. He gave you the cut size and location and you felt it over the airwaves. When the bell sounded to end the round, he came up for air by turning the mike over to his “color man” Wynn Eliot.  RIP these two broadcast giants.

  58. Clarence George 07:19pm, 01/09/2014

    John:  Gowdy must have been around 55 at the time.  What’s shocking is how Galento looks in the toupée ad, especially in the middle photo.  I think it’s from 1970, which means he would have been 60…but he looks like a bad 80.  By the way, that rug was expensive—$35 in 1970 is at least $200 today.

    Larry and Doctor:  Sorry!  It’s just that Ted’s article reminded me that I had seen that particular episode on TV a year or so ago, and I just had to share it with youse guys.

  59. Larry Link & Dr. YouTube 04:30pm, 01/09/2014

    Thanks for your help, CG

  60. John 03:24pm, 01/09/2014

    Gowdy sure looked young in the clip. I always remembered him as being an old man. Thanks for sharing the links, CG.

  61. Clarence George 01:36pm, 01/09/2014

    Back in the ‘70s, Curt Gowdy hosted a TV show devoted to significant sporting events of the past.  It was called “The Way It Was,” and Don Dunphy appeared in at least one segment, along with Joe Louis and Tony Galento, to discuss the championship bout of June 28, 1939, which Dunphy had narrated.  Well worth watching, if you can help being distracted by the attire characteristic of the ‘70s, particularly Joe and Tony’s.  Not to mention Tony’s toupée!  An ad for which speaks volumes:

    http://www.leninimports.com/tony_galento_9a.jpg

    Here’s a link to the segment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TkC16GU8IE

  62. John 01:21pm, 01/09/2014

    I remember when Cosell decided to quit boxing once and for all. It was shortly after the Larry Holmes/Randall “Tex” Cobb fiasco. I wonder what Cobb’s been up to?

  63. John 01:13pm, 01/09/2014

    Irish: Dick Enberg later went on to do the Anaheim Angels play-by-play. He was damn good, indeed!

  64. Pete The Sneak 01:07pm, 01/09/2014

    While Don Dunphy’s prime fight calls were before my time. I did catch him live towards the tail end of his career during Ali-Frazier-1 at MSG. I believe he had (or was assigned) the Ol’ Mongoose, Archie Moore to work alongside him. However, I do love watching those old black & white fight films and hearing his clean, crisp Noo Yawk style voice telling you in detail (though it didn’t sound like too much detail when he spoke) what exactly was going on in the ring…I compare his announcing style to that of a well timed left hook. Short and crisp…Peace.

  65. Ted 12:20pm, 01/09/2014

    Irish and John, I liked Howard more for his Monday night football thing when he, Meredith and Gifford would have one too many. Man those were the days/ But he was a bit slow for me as a boxing announcer and was too much the focus which Don Dunphy, of course, was not. I’m not as familiar with those two others but they were very good.

    Yes Dan, a delight indeed. A real blast from the past. He was NYC all the way and a real class act.

  66. Ted 12:16pm, 01/09/2014

    It’s kind of funny but my age is showing here because I kind of assumed that everyone knew about Don Dunphy, But that’s not the case at all.

    Comparing him to Vin Scully is a very good comparison. Both real pros.

  67. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 12:14pm, 01/09/2014

    Ted Sares-As far as “stand alone” blow by blow broadcasters are concerned, you can have Howard Cosell, I’ll take Don Dunphy….which reminds me…..my favorite broadcasting team was and always will be, matchmaker Mickey Davies and young Dick Enberg ringside at the Olympic in the late Sixties.

  68. thresher 12:12pm, 01/09/2014

    Merchant was not a play by Play announcer. He was a color guy like Max. Lampley is a play by play guy and I like him a lot. Ranallo is also a play by play guy and I don’t care for his instant hysteria approach. .

    I didn’t care that much for Merchant but I have come to appreciate him more and more. He had some balls and knew how to do an interview.

    Bernstein, IMO, is a “yes man” and a weather vane. Too politically correct for my blood.

    As for Teddy, it’s all HIM, though he is a major boxing character out there and has done quite well for himself.

    Scully is very good and should get a tryout.

    Harold is great. And I like Roy and Paulie as well.

  69. Dan Cuoco 12:10pm, 01/09/2014

    Dunphy was comfortable behind the mike on TC+V and radio. His rapid-fire staccato dialogue on radio is truly classic. I personally own many of his broadcasts in my private library. Listening to Dunphy calling, Zivic-Armstrong, Robinson-LaMotta, etc. are pure delight. They are still available for purchase through Cayton Sports at http://www.caytonsports.com/

  70. John 11:58am, 01/09/2014

    Dunphy was a bit before my time, but I’ve heard his name many times. He’s been compared to Vin Scully (Los Angeles Dodger’s announcer). Personally, I liked the late Howard Cosell. I started watching boxing in the 70s, and Cosell was the man back then. I wonder what the authors thoughts are on Larry Merchant?

  71. Philip H. Anselmo 11:42am, 01/09/2014

    Are you sure you don’t like Jimmy Lennon Jr. over Dunphy Ted?
    HA!
    Just pulling your lariat…
    Great homage!
    PHA ‘13

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