Earlier this year Stan Hochman paid tribute to Larry Merchant, who was a great sports editor at the Philly Daily News and a terrific columnist before he turned to TV:
With his HBO contract expiring, 81-year-old boxing analyst Larry Merchant announced earlier this week that he'd step down from a career that made him a household name among fans of the sweet science. Last night's bout between Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce was Merchant's last, and following the dominating Donaire TKO…
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Boxing stumblentator Larry Merchant took to the ring after Floyd Mayweather got headbutted, dropped the headbuttist with two quick blasts of questionable fury and broiled in the stew of booing judgement. There was no question that something magical was about to occur.
Larry Merchant had a little word war with Floyd Mayweather after Mayweather's controversial victory over Victor Ortiz last night. But when he turned to the camera, he gave an expression for the ages. For all ages. For many situations.
From NESW Sports, "This youtuber was sitting near the front row, and he caught an awesome vid of the end of this fight that will, at the very least, be talked about for some time. Mayweather wins by knockout. But how did we get there?"