Al Bernstein fell in love with boxing as a 10-year-old kid, sitting at the top of the stairs, eavesdropping on Don Dunphy’s TV broadcasts of “Friday Night Fights” when he was supposed to be in bed.
Eventually, his father relented and let him stay up past his bedtime, and fight fans know the rest of the story: Bernstein evolved into one of the iconic boxing analysts in the history of the sport, a career that landed him in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
The legendary broadcaster was Sunday’s featured guest on The Ringside Boxing Show for an in-depth interview about (among other things) the early, Wild West days of the ESPN television network, riding the boxing wave in the era of “The Four Kings” (Leonard, Hagler, Duran and Hearns), and being on the ring apron to call many of the greatest fights of our generation, including Hearns-Hagler, Castillo-Corrales, and Marquez-Vazquez.
Bernstein also discusses his fun, colorful book, “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing” during the lively, 30-minute conversation. Check it out at http://ringsideboxingshow.podbean.com.
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