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Old 12-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #77
Sweet Jones
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Default 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?

Good riddance.
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