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Larry Merchant is an American former sports columnist, announcer, author, journalist, actor, and boxing commentator.
On February 11, 1931, Larry Kaufman was born in the Bronx, New York City, to immigrant parents from Ukraine. After attending the University of Oklahoma, Larry Merchant wanted to pursue a career in professional sports broadcasting.
Larry Merchant is a longtime announcer for HBO, such as 'Boxing After Dark' and 'World Championship Boxing (HBO)', thus making ESPN boxing critic Dan Rafael and others call him the most outstanding TV boxing analyst. Aside from being a commentator and sportscaster, Merchant is also an author who published three books.
Larry Merchant has amassed a total net worth of $7 million from his career as a sportswriter, fight announcer, ringside commentator, and columnist.
Larry Merchant has not disclosed information about his annual salary.
Larry Merchant is 5 ft 4 in ( 164 cm) tall.
Born on February 11, 1931, Larry Merchant is 91 years old.
Larry Kaufman was born and raised in the Bronx in New York. He attended Layfayette High School and Oklahoma University. Merchant has not disclosed information about his parents, siblings, and family life.
Larry Merchant married Patricia Stitch and has two daughters, and one of them is named Julie Stitch Merchant.
Larry Merchant changed his official surname from Kaufman to Merchant because he apprehended antisemitism within the industry, which would probably cease his prospects of thriving. In 1978, Merchant landed as an analyst in HBO Sports. Before this, Merchant was a famous sports writer working for the Philadelphia Daily News and the New York Post.
Larry Merchant was a member of the HBO Boxing commentary team alongside Gil Clancy, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, and more for pay-per-view and other fights.
Merchant has clashed with many fighters in his career, including Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. He continued to be the commenter for the HBO PPV cards and World Championship Boxing telecasts.
As an actor, Larry Merchant appeared in the feature film 'The Fighter' (2010) as the announcer. Since 2010, Merchant has featured in seven films as himself. His final movie was 'The Mike Tyson Story' (1998).
HBO announced on December 13, 2012, that Larry Merchant would exit from broadcasting later 35 years of being a fight anchorperson on HBO.
Larry Merchant was awarded the 1985 Sam Taub Award (a Boxing Broadcast Journalism given by Boxing Writers Association, America). He got inaugurated into the World Boxing Hall of Fame (October 2002) and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.
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