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post Dec 15 2012, 12:24 PM
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http://www.bing.com/search?q=larry+merchant&form=msnwis

What do you guys think? Good or bad news?
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post Dec 15 2012, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (sduck @ Dec 15 2012, 12:24 PM) *
http://www.bing.com/search?q=larry+merchant&form=msnwis

What do you guys think? Good or bad news?

Bad news! First Emanuel steward now Larry merchant is stepping away, shit will not be the same. I can't agree with everything merchant says but he is very entertaining. Although he is leaving, he will continue to announce the big bouts.
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post Dec 15 2012, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Dec 15 2012, 11:36 AM) *
Bad news! First Emanuel steward now Larry merchant is stepping away, shit will not be the same. I can't agree with everything merchant says but he is very entertaining. Although he is leaving, he will continue to announce the big bouts.


Where did you see that he will continue to announce big bouts? I read that he will continue to write about boxing major events, but this Saturday will be the last fight that Larry will cover for HBO. Love him or hate him, Larry brought a personified image of calling it like it is, not seen since the days of Howard Cosell calling big boxing matches in the days where Pay-Per-View caliber fights today were broadcast on commercial TV. He was far less of a cheerleader for HBO than the others on the team, and did not care if his opinion was a dissenting one from the network. (i.e "Delahoya's enterence music sucks) which got him suspended for one telecast. Could you imagine Lamply or Kellerman saying that? LOL!

However, in the later years, especially the last five, Larry seemed increasingly bored at HBO and seemed to care less and less about being there. Only when a fight was a thriller did he seem to care anymore. He is probably stepping down at the right time and will be missed for the unquire qualities he brought to the network for 35 years!

Jack
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post Dec 15 2012, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Dec 15 2012, 01:36 PM) *
Where did you see that he will continue to announce big bouts? I read that he will continue to write about boxing major events, but this Saturday will be the last fight that Larry will cover for HBO. Love him or hate him, Larry brought a personified image of calling it like it is, not seen since the days of Howard Cosell calling big boxing matches in the days where Pay-Per-View caliber fights today were broadcast on commercial TV. He was far less of a cheerleader for HBO than the others on the team, and did not care if his opinion was a dissenting one from the network. (i.e "Delahoya's enterence music sucks) which got him suspended for one telecast. Could you imagine Lamply or Kellerman saying that? LOL!

However, in the later years, especially the last five, Larry seemed increasingly bored at HBO and seemed to care less and less about being there. Only when a fight was a thriller did he seem to care anymore. He is probably stepping down at the right time and will be missed for the unquire qualities he brought to the network for 35 years!

Jack

http://m.espn.go.com/extra/boxing/story?storyId=8744910

In this article on espn he says he has it in his contract to parachute in out when something occurs.
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- sduck   Larry Merchant leaving HBO   Dec 15 2012, 12:24 PM
- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (sduck @ Dec 15 2012, 12:24 PM) htt...   Dec 15 2012, 12:36 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Dec 15 2012, 11:36 A...   Dec 15 2012, 01:36 PM
|- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Dec 15 2012, 01:36 PM)...   Dec 15 2012, 03:22 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Dec 15 2012, 02:22 P...   Dec 15 2012, 05:03 PM
- - Genius   He was great back in the day, got worse over the y...   Dec 15 2012, 01:23 PM
- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (sduck @ Dec 15 2012, 12:24 PM) htt...   Dec 15 2012, 02:19 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Dec 15 2012, 02:19 PM) ...   Dec 15 2012, 10:04 PM
- - mitukczuk   Mhm...well, what can I say. Sometimes, straight up...   Dec 15 2012, 02:52 PM
- - BigDDatHomey   The It's almost as if Mayweather has gone from...   Dec 15 2012, 07:28 PM
|- - BigFightFan   QUOTE (BigDDatHomey @ Dec 15 2012, 07:28 ...   Dec 15 2012, 08:25 PM
|- - Amandla   About time. He had a fair innings and has laid dow...   Dec 16 2012, 01:56 AM
- - HaydelHammer   Won't miss him at all. Guy was critical of gre...   Dec 15 2012, 08:38 PM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (HaydelHammer @ Dec 15 2012, 08:38 ...   Dec 15 2012, 09:08 PM
- - MaxPayne   Good riddance to bad rubbish. Fuck Merchant and ...   Dec 16 2012, 01:44 AM
- - sduck   Tyson on commentary? Da fuk?   Dec 16 2012, 11:56 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (sduck @ Dec 16 2012, 11:56 AM) Tys...   Dec 17 2012, 01:36 PM
|- - sduck   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 17 2012, 01:36 P...   Dec 17 2012, 10:58 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (sduck @ Dec 17 2012, 10:58 PM) i...   Dec 18 2012, 12:12 AM
- - HaydelHammer   Roy is good. Tarver is good. Kevin Kelly also. S...   Dec 16 2012, 12:25 PM
- - Jovi   Kellerman is the best of the white boys RJJ is g...   Dec 16 2012, 12:27 PM
- - daprofessor   larry merchant's departure is long overdue. hi...   Dec 17 2012, 03:35 AM
- - Franchize   I guess this is the part where I talk about his go...   Dec 17 2012, 09:04 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 17 2012, 09:04 AM)...   Dec 17 2012, 01:33 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 17 2012, 09:04 AM)...   Dec 17 2012, 08:26 PM


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