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Old 08-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #31
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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
Well he's been a Colonel for about 30 years now without ever getting a promotion to General so he can't be much of a bloody soldier.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #32
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Cosell is the worst by far his level of bias and not having a ****ing clue pisses me off so much. Watch the Benevenuti - Monzon II fight and listen to how clueless he is Monzon is kicking his ass and knocks him down and Cosell is sitting there dribbling "No...no, no,no". Kellerman is another complete knob.

Foreman although a bit silly at times I reckon is an awesome commentator one of the few fighters who is actually good at commentating like Norton and SRL.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:26 AM   #33
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Boring played out topic, but **** it, I'm going with it.

Who are they?

Let me give my 5:


1. Emanuel Steward - Surely has to be the worst. Draws conclusions on the fight within 10 seconds of the bout starting and then changes his mind a minute or two later, only to let us know that he predicted this turn of events all along. To add to that, he shamelessly follows the lead on Jim Lampley's stupid comments instead of standing his ground and speaking with conviction on his own behalf and if you're following Jim, by definition you're goners.

2. George Foreman - A congenial presence, but says some of the dumbest shit ever heard in a commentary box

3. Ferdie Pacheco - Biased beyond belief, starts with 4 rounds in the bank for any house fighter before the fight even starts. And his pop medical diagnoses are largely bollox.

4. Howard Cossell - Ushered in the annoying attention whore commentator syndrome with his self important rambling and none too edifying remarks

5. Jim Lampley / Colonel Bob Sheridan - Good, colourful personalities, but seriously NFI on accurately calling the action. You might as well have fights they commentate on silent and have random BANG! KABOOM! etc. quotation bubbles pop up on the screen like in the comic books rather than listen to their misinformed enthusiasm.

Dishonourable mention to Dave Bontempo - a guy that all too regularly gets caught up in a pre-conceived idea and rolls with it regardless of whether the action taking place confirms it or not. HATE commentators like that....

Who are your top/worst 5?

Has Johnathan Pearce ever done boxing commentary ?
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #34
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Anyone who says Red Foxx gets cut out of my will.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:44 AM   #35
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Quicker to name the good ones...
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #36
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Jim Lampley- Routinely miscalls the action with punches that never happened and tries to stir up drama when it's not needed. It's always easy to see who he's rooting for.

Ferdie Pacheco- Will get on a point early in the fight and never drop it. His bias is easy to see and his commentary suffers because of it.

George Foreman- He might have been entertaining, but his points were often off the mark by a good margin. Basically, he had the appearance, but when he actually made more than simple remark it was usually wrong.

Howard Cossell- Was more like a cheerleader once he had his mind made up that he wanted a certain fighter to win. He'd act as if he was smarter than everyone, despite not having any experience in boxing aside from watching it.

Whoever that guy is that redid the commentary on a lot of the older fights. He precalls the action. "Note the snappy 1-2 from so and so and the damage it does"...3 seconds later the said fighter lands a good 1-2. I'd rather not know the punches that occur before they happen.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #37
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Lampley sucks!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:31 AM   #38
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Jim Lampley- Routinely miscalls the action with punches that never happened and tries to stir up drama when it's not needed. It's always easy to see who he's rooting for.

Ferdie Pacheco- Will get on a point early in the fight and never drop it. His bias is easy to see and his commentary suffers because of it.

George Foreman- He might have been entertaining, but his points were often off the mark by a good margin. Basically, he had the appearance, but when he actually made more than simple remark it was usually wrong.

Howard Cossell- Was more like a cheerleader once he had his mind made up that he wanted a certain fighter to win. He'd act as if he was smarter than everyone, despite not having any experience in boxing aside from watching it.

Whoever that guy is that redid the commentary on a lot of the older fights. He precalls the action. "Note the snappy 1-2 from so and so and the damage it does"...3 seconds later the said fighter lands a good 1-2. I'd rather not know the punches that occur before they happen.
Good call.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #39
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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.
Great post, but I actually liked Cheese.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #40
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Did you guys ever see Thunderbox? Don't know his name, but the black guy who kept saying "only here on Thunderbox" was by far worse than anyone I've ever heard.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #41
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I didn't let commentators get in the way of my enjoying a fight, but I agree with alot of what was said here. I do have to say that I miss the old Tuesday Night Fights with Sean O'Grady and Al Albert!! They complemented each other nicely, experienced broadcaster and an ex champ with great boxing knowledge who was even tempered and well spoken.
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