Re: Larry Merchant set to leave HBO after 35 years?
This move was long overdue on HBO's part. Merchant's increasingly cantankerous nature and insistence on carrying on personal beefs/feuds with certain fighters during the broadcast and interviews was a disgrace.
And for those waxing nostalgic about Merchant leaving, I'll ask the same question I always ask: what exactly new or interesting did you ever actually learn about the fight you were watching or even boxing itself when Merchant was in the booth? How did those 40+ years of boxing journalism improve the broadcast or give you a better understanding of boxing?