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Larry Merchant Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Larry Kaufman
Place Of Birth
New York City, USA
92 years old
Birth Date
February 10 1931

Larry Merchant Facts

Child Star?
Sportswriter, Boxing Commentator, Journalist, Author
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Patricia Stitch
Julie Stitch Merchant

About Larry Merchant 

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 Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Larry Merchant's net worth?

Larry Merchant has amassed a total net worth of $7 million from his career as a sportswriter, fight announcer, ringside commentator, and columnist.

How much does Larry Merchant earn per year?

Larry Merchant has not disclosed information about his annual salary.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Larry Merchant?

Larry Merchant is 5 ft 4 in ( 164 cm) tall.

How old is Larry Merchant?

Born on February 11, 1931, Larry Merchant is 91 years old.

Childhood And Education

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.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Larry Merchant's partner?

Larry Merchant married Patricia Stitch and has two daughters, and one of them is named Julie Stitch Merchant.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

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.

What awards has Larry Merchant won?

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.

Other Interesting Larry Merchant Facts And Trivia

  • Among the famous people Merchant interviewed on HBO was Donald Trump.
  • Merchant is famous for his after-fight interviews due to his hard-hitting, straightforward questions and contentious technique.
  • Due to his passion for football, Merchant published the book 'The National Football Lottery'.
  • Larry Merchant's zodiac sign is Aquarius, and his Chinese zodiac sign is the Year of the Goat.

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