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Old 07-31-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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[quote=Senor Pepe';13486657]Joe Louis as an analyst for the Liston vs. Clay I fight.

Joe, was clueless.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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Minter could barely string a coherent sentence together.
Well I would like to see you do a better job TV analysing with 20 pints inside you...
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #18
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I didn't care for Cosell.

I agree with Senor Pepe about Joe Louis.

I respected Joe but I could barely understand anything he said.


ABC brought Ali in to do color commentary, with Cosell, at the Foreman farce when Foreman fought five men the same afternoon. Ali acted like an idiot, screaming at Foreman and taunting him. It was a shame. Having Ali offer serious comment on what was going on would have been very interesting.
That was f****** hilarious, especially when Foreman started doing that wierd bounce
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #19
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1. Max Kellerman
2. Max Kellerman
3. Max Kellerman
4. Max Kellerman
5. Max Kellerman
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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What about any of those Fkhead actors they would drag in for the old Closed Circuit fights?
I remember Burt Lancaster doing a big-time CC fight back in the olden days.
I don't want to mix 'guest' commentators with professional ones.
Burt was the 'color' guy for the FOTC, I do remember that but, from what I remember, he did a passable job of calling the fight plus...Burt was a big boxing fan.
Howard Cosell? He often said some inane things and...was in love with himself but...as a 59 year old, I looked forward to his commentary on the Wide World of Sports bouts in the mid-late 60's, he WAS a boxing fan!
I remember in his infancy, he was the #2 guy to Chris Schenkel at the Floyd-Ingo third scrap in 1961.
I have to disagree, Howard injected excitement into a big bout.
My beloved Floyd vs. Ellis in Sweden 9/14/68, let's turn back the clock.
"Ellis clearly in charge, the only problem for Jimmy is if he is not able to now end this fight quickly and decisively. Floyd on the attack! Floyd landing cleanly....OH!!! Ellis cut over the right eye! Ellis in REAL trouble now!!!" (with the Swedish crowd going nuts!)
He had many like that. Joe-Jerry 1, among others.
I'll always remember Howard at the Olympics(during the Cold War) sizing up the fighters and then?...."OK, lets look at the 5 judges, one East German, one Soviet, one Rumanian, along with a Canadian and an American...it doesn't look good in regards to objectivity."
He cracked me up and amused me much more than pissing me off with his commentary.
My $0.02
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #21
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Gerry Cooney was in the Shavers-Cobb fight, he kept saying how boring it was and sighing really loudly. Then him and Ken Norton (probably bitter over get KTFO by Cooney) had a little argument after Cooney started rooting for Shavers and Norton told him he had to be neutral lol

I also think Hagler was awful. He commentated a SRL fight after the loss and Ray hit a guy low and Marvin wouldn't stfu about it and how he should have been disqualified and had points taken off.


Cooney always did that shit he tried to say Leon Spinks was OK to continue against Holmes

It was almost like he was trolling he always said the fight was boring etc.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:11 PM   #22
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Somebody needs to do a youtube compilation of Sal's good night sweet prince lines.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:25 PM   #23
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Cosell was absolutely horrible ... he could set up drama but for actual coverage he knew nothing and would not shut up ...
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:52 PM   #24
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What about Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis or Roy Jones Jr? I don't think they're bad but have they said anything that makes them sound stupid?
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I always hated that nasally-twanged abomination named Don Dunphy. Besides his awful voice, he always seemed slightly lost.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:59 PM   #26
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Muhammad Ali was 'suprisingly good' as an analyst for the Floyd Patterson vs. George Chuvalo bout in 1964.

Phyllis George did a fight for CBS-Sports in 1976 or so.

During one of the Rounds, the camera panned her, and she was caught putting
make-up on while the fight was going on.

She never worked another TV-Fight again.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:35 PM   #27
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1. Pacheco was the worse. The man should have never been put in that position. He was Ali's ****ing doctor. How does that qualify you to be a boxing analyst?

2. "The Colonel" Bob Sheridan. Don King's number 1 fan and number 1 suck ass.

3. Kevin Rooney, Tyson's former trainer. Fortunately HBO quickly discovered he sucked and canned him.

4. Booby Cheese or Chyz or however you spell it. Couple with Pacheco, the worse commentary team of all time.

5. A tie between Al Bernstein and Max Kellerman. An ear ache cometh.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:04 PM   #28
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The OP needs to change his title to Top 6 Worst Boxing Commentators of All Time

Is Bob Sheridan really a colonel
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:06 PM   #29
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Pacheco is the worse man.

He really pisses me of.

One instance i remember was in the Chacon-Edwards rematch.

Chacon gets cut early on.

And he goes on and on about how the fight should be stopped.

And how Chacon cant go any more round.

Its like this the all fight.

He just couldnt shut his yap about the cuts.

Cuts that werent that bad to begin with.

Its one of the best fights ever and one of my favorites too.

But now i have to watch it with the sound off cause of Pacheco.
Pacheco was horrible. He kept calling Pernell Whitaker 'Pee wee' in the Chavez fight.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:30 PM   #30
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Cosell was absolutely horrible ... he could set up drama but for actual coverage he knew nothing and would not shut up ...
I always suspected Cosell may have done "voice overs" on fights shown on a delayed basis on ABC home TV.

The famous "Down goes Frazier...Down goes Frazier" may have been one.

Cosell was not the primary Closed Circuit Announcer for the Foreman-Frazier Jamaica fight......I saw that one on CC TV in Austin.

If you listen closely...you can hear the sound change pitch just about the time Foreman starts really blasting Frazier on the "Cosell fight call".

Cosell was doing voice-overs for the NFL Sunday game highlights on Monday Night Football at halftime....and was very good at it.
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