Jim Lampley
American sportscaster
Jim Lampley
Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, movie producer, and restaurant owner. Lampley has covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television, most recently the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
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HBO's Jim Lampley weighs in on the possibility of Premier Boxing Champions' demise
LATimes - 5 months
Indications that spending by boxing manager Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions has been clamped inspired HBO’s Jim Lampley to address the issue in his closing essay on “The Fight Game.” Not only has NBC given signals that two planned December PBC cards will be scrapped, an Oct. 15 card at Staples...
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HBO's Jim Lampley captures essence of Muhammad Ali in 'The Fight Game' closing
LATimes - 8 months
Jim Lampley absorbed all of the reactions and scenes that followed Muhammad Ali’s June 3 death at age 74, and produced a fitting closing essay to his HBO show “The Fight Game,” on Tuesday. Lampley, 30 years in as a Hall of Fame boxing broadcaster known for sharp recall, called upon Ali’s 1974 “Rumble...
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HBO boxing broadcaster Jim Lampley presses for Canelo-Golovkin bout
LATimes - 9 months
Thirty years of broadcasting boxing’s biggest bouts earns HBO’s Jim Lampley the right to help set the agenda when promoters and others lose sight of the sport’s best interest. And that’s what Lampley did Wednesday on his HBO show “The Fight Game,” leaving no question that fight fans should not...
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Steward Hailed By The Queen Of Soul At Memorial
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
DETROIT -- Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward was celebrated by boxing royalty and the Queen of Soul at a star-studded memorial service Tuesday in the Motor City. Steward, the man who made the Kronk Gym famous, died of colon cancer last month at the age of 68. His family took its time to plan a memorial befitting a beloved public figure – and it was a hit. Champions he trained – including Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Evander Holyfield – one he worked out only briefly – Sugar Ray Leonard – and another he didn't train at all – Roy Jones Jr. – all paid their respects. "What a spectacular turnout of support," HBO Sports commentator Jim Lampley said. "Over here, you have a section that I would call the Hall of Fame section. You would have to go to Canastota (N.Y.) in midsummer to the Hall of Fame to see anything even remotely approaching this group. "There are five legitimate heavyweight champions sitting in the first two rows and the ...
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HBO's Jim Lampley: 'This is the first post-Twitter Summer Olympics'
Media Bistro - almost 5 years
The broadcast heavyweight tackles tweeting in the field of sports journalism and remembers the one boxing call he made that stands out above the rest. So What Do You Do, Jim Lampley, Host of HBO World Championship Boxing? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
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Nick Khan, Top ICM Sports Broadcasting Agent, Joins CAA
The Wrap - almost 5 years
Top ICM TV and sports broadcasting agent Nick Khan has joined CAA, a source at the agency told TheWrap. Khan represents news anchors Keith Olbermann and Nancy Grace as well as a number of sports broadcasters and personalities. The list includes ESPN's Hannah Storm, Jim Lampley, Jalen Rose, boxing trainer Freddie Roach  and ESPN radio host Max Kellerman. CAA is a sports powerhouse. The agency represents more than 600 pro athletes, including Lebron James, David Beckham, Peyton Manning and Tony Romo. It's big in sports broadcasting with Jim Rome, Chris Mortensen, Michael Wilbon and Peter Gammons among its many clients. Also read: ICM Drama Over: Agency Reaches Deal to Become Partnership Khan launched a sports broadcasting unit at Broder Webb and moved to ICM when the two agencies merged in 2006. Adam Hirsch, Khan's assistant, will come with him.  Related Articles:  It's the Parking Lot, Stupid: Ari Backs Out of New WME Building ...
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Exclusive: HBO Greenlights Jim Lampley-Hosted Boxing Series
Broadcasting and Cable - about 5 years
Quarterly <a class="fplink fp-137906" href="/Jim+Lampley+1"><a class="fplink fp-137906" href="/Jim+Lampley+1">Jim Lampley</a></a>'s Scorecard looks set to debut in...
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Saturday Night at the Berto Rivage - Doghouse Boxing
Google News - over 5 years
HBO&#39;s Jim Lampley, noting the sea of emptiness, cracked that nobody showed up to fight for the earthquake-ravaged country), these are familiar haunts. In fact, Berto went life-and-death with Collazo in 2009 in this very same building
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.: A Look at Five of Money's Biggest Beatdowns - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
N&#39;dou demonstrated a great deal of toughness (Jim Lampley famously noted that N&#39;dou was &quot;not easily discouraged&quot;) but little else. In the the fifth round, Mayweather beat him badly. Against N&#39;dou&#39;s own gallant protests, his corner threw in the towel
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Former heavyweight champion Moorer takes shots locally - Savannah Morning News
Google News - over 5 years
He was winning his first title defense handily against George Foreman in 1994 when, as HBO commentator Jim Lampley told the world, “It happened.” “If people saw the fight, they knew I was beating George every round, but I&#39;m not the type of fighter that
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Born and Bred - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Left with the task of extracting morals and deeper meanings about minority acculturation and boxing as the most &quot;culturally resonant&quot; sport are boxing gurus like Teddy Atlas (who trained Mike Tyson), HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley, USC professor
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One Man's View: A Developing Dilemma - Sherdog.com
Google News - over 5 years
It can be a spur-of-the-moment reaction that sends chills down one&#39;s spine, as well, like when George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer after getting his head bounced around for 10 rounds and HBO&#39;s Jim Lampley shouted, “It happened! It happened!
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HBO lands PPV distribution on Pacquiao vs Marquez III - Is Greenburg to blame? - allvoices
Google News - over 5 years
We missed the Jim Lampley blow-by-blow coverage on the last two fights of Pacquiao since it was transferred to Shotime. The Pacquiao vs Marquez III matchup in Las Vegas in November promises to be the most exciting fight of the year
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Kelly Pavlik - The End Of An Error - BoxingScene.com
Google News - over 5 years
But two uninspiring title defenses and an eventual loss to Sergio Martinez last April helped put an end to a largely forgettable reign by the man once dubbed by HBO blow-by-blow man Jim Lampley as “the face of American boxing.” The Martinez fight would
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Why boxing really might be dead: Fan's take - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Lampley was as witty and hilarious as he has ever been. His distaste for the television rules in Germany was an added bonus to the telecast. It was even better after Haye spoke of his broken toe that hurt his offense. Larry Merchant chimed in with
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Larry Merchant, Hang Up the Mic - The Faster Times
Google News - over 5 years
At one point Jim Lampley almost reprimanded him saying, “You&#39;re in an odd form tonight, Larry.” Thirty years is a long time to do anything. Could it be Merchant is burnt out? A conversation about Larry Merchant&#39;s recent groggy commentary has been going
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UFC 132 Results: The Day MMA Won The Combat Sports War - Bloody Elbow
Google News - over 5 years
It got so bad that HBO announcers Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant (the same duo I watched more than 20 years ago) were chastising Haye throughout the fight for not engaging. Overall, it was dreadful. When the people that are supposed to be keeping you
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Lampley
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 65
    Lampley is part of the 2015 class for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Lampley was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His father died when he was five. His mother immersed him in sports to make up for what she felt his father would have done. He was raised in Hendersonville and Miami, Florida.
  • 2012
    Age 62
    Lampley married event planner Debra Schuss in August 2012.
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    Lampley also did not cover the 2012 Summer Olympics either in which Michaels also served as the daytime host.
    More Details Hide Details Casual fans may know Lampley best for his work on HBO World Championship Boxing show, and on the HBO pay-per-view telecast. Since March 1988, as commentator he has called some of boxing's most famous moments, such as Thunder Meets Lightning, when Julio César Chávez saved himself from a decision defeat by knocking out Meldrick Taylor (who was leading the fight on two of the three official scorecards) with only two seconds to go in the last round; James "Buster" Douglas's upset of Mike Tyson for the World Heavyweight championship. Other highlights in his career were the first Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota fight at Madison Square Garden, where a riot occurred following the "Foul Pole's" disqualification for low blows, and the famous "It happened IT HAPPENED!" call of George Foreman's miracle comeback against then heavyweight champion Michael Moorer when a straight right ended Moorer's reign. In 1992, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 57
    A restraining order was obtained, but in February 2007, he was charged with violating the restraining order by being within 100 yards of her apartment; Lampley pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years' probation, a fine, a domestic violence counseling program and 40 hours' community service.
    More Details Hide Details The DA's office investigated and decided not to press charges for the alleged attack. Investigators found "insufficient evidence to prove it". Former spouse and news anchor Bree Walker said her relationship with Lampley led her to believe that "he's not capable of physical violence against anybody." "Jim has been a wonderful father to all four of his kids, and has been a generous husband and ex-husband", Walker said, "Any charges of battery would surprise me."
    On January 3, 2007, Lampley was arrested for domestic abuse against fiancée Candice Sanders, Miss California USA 2003, by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
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    He also appeared in the 2007 sports comedy films Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, and Balls of Fury, with Christopher Walken.
    More Details Hide Details Lampley also appeared in the Everybody Hates Chris episode "Everybody Hates Gambling", in which he called a checkers match between Drew and Tonya. In the "Split Decision episode" of MacGyver (1991) he appeared as the radio announcer. In 2005 after George W. Bush's re-election, Lampley began to avidly express his political views and began posting on The Huffington Post website, where he revealed his belief that George W. Bush stole the 2004 election through vote tampering in Ohio. Also on The Huffington Post, Lampley retracted a claim that American deaths in Iraq are several times higher than official reports after finding out his source was fraudulent. Lampley was the first program host on New York's sports talk radio station WFAN. Lampley married and divorced news anchor Bree Walker, with whom he has a son. He also has two older daughters from a previous marriage. Walker has a daughter from a previous marriage. Lampley lives in the San Diego, California area near his son. Lampley is the former owner of two restaurants in Utah, both of which were named the Lakota Restaurant and Bar. Lampley runs a production company with his ex-wife. In 2004, they announced on The Larry King Show that they were living together and planning to remarry, but they never did.
  • 2006
    Age 56
    In addition to several minor credits as an announcer in films, in 2006, Lampley portrayed himself in the movie Rocky Balboa covering the new events in Rocky's career as well as the final match against Mason Dixon.
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    Torino 2006 was the 13th Olympics Lampley covered, surpassing the record set by America's original voice of the Olympics, Jim McKay.
    More Details Hide Details Lampley was again called upon to anchor for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Lampley's 14th Games. The 2010 Winter Olympics was the first time since the 1980 Summer Olympics that he didn't cover. Al Michaels served as the daytime host of the 2010 Olympics on NBC.
    In 2006, Lampley served as a central correspondent for the 2006 Winter Olympics which aired on the networks of NBC Universal.
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  • 2004
    Age 54
    In 2004, Lampley was the daytime anchor for NBC's Olympics coverage for the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as anchoring the USA Network's coverage of the Games.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 48
    In 1998, he covered the Nagano Olympics and the Goodwill Games for Turner, and in 2000, he covered the Sydney Olympics, again for NBC.
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  • 1995
    Age 45
    In 1995, he began working at the Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO series.
    More Details Hide Details For his participation in that show, he has earned three Emmy awards.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    In 1993, Lampley took over studio hosting duties for Bob Costas on The NFL on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Lampley moved to play-by-play duties for NBC's NFL telecasts the following year and was later replaced by Greg Gumbel.
  • 1992
    Age 42
    In 1992, Lampley moved to NBC, where he helped cover the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, 1993 Ryder Cup, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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    He also attended the Albertville Olympics in 1992, as a news anchor for KCBS-TV.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 37
    In 1987, Lampley moved to CBS.
    More Details Hide Details At CBS, he took over duties as co-anchor on the daily news show in Los Angeles, and also was a correspondent. That same year, he began working for HBO, covering boxing and HBO's annual telecast of Wimbledon.
  • 1985
    Age 35
    In 1985, Lampley along with Al Michaels served as anchors for ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XIX, the first Super Bowl that ABC televised.
    More Details Hide Details After the game, Lampley presided over the presentation ceremony for the trophy.
  • 1984
    Age 34
    On July 4, 1984, with Sam Posey alongside, he called the NASCAR Firecracker 400, and interviewed President Ronald Reagan during the winner's interview with Richard Petty.
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  • 1983
    Age 33
    From 1983 to 1985, he was the studio host of ABC broadcasts of the United States Football League (USFL), a spring league that featured stars such as Herschel Walker, Jim Kelly, Steve Young and Reggie White.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 24
    In 1974, while in graduate school, he was chosen along with Don Tollefson in what ABC called a talent hunt.
    More Details Hide Details ABC executives thought that Lampley's youthful looks would make him endearing to the college crowds they looked to attract for their college football games. At ABC, he covered such events as Major League Baseball and college basketball games, the 1986 and 1987 Indianapolis 500, the 1977 Monon Bell game between DePauw University and Wabash College, five Olympics, as well as the program Wide World of Sports.
  • 1971
    Age 21
    He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1971 with a degree in English and finished coursework in 1974 for a Master in Mass Communications also at UNC but never wrote his thesis because his career took off.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on April 8, 1949.
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