Dunphy was boxing"
When one envisions a classic bout
of the past, one also hears the voice of the late Don Dunphy providing
the classic description.
For more than fifty years Don Dunphy
has been recognized by the sports world as the "Voice of Boxing".
His blow-by-blow accounts of title fights have been acknowledged as some
of the most exciting and informative in the business. His distinct ringside
style set broadcasting standards which are still employed by announcers
Dunphy was one of the first professional
sportscasters to specialize in the broadcasting of one sport. He estimates
that in his long and distinguished career he broadcast over 2,000 fights,
200 of which were championships, 50 in the heavyweight division alone.
For 24 years Dunphy's voice thrilled
listeners to the "Gillette Cavalcade of Sports", bringing the
excitement of the Friday night fights to countless fans across America.
While Dunphy is best known for the
outstanding contributions he made to the broadcasting of boxing, he did
not limit himself to ringside coverage, broadcasting every major sport
from football to baseball.
Don Dunphy passed away July 22,
1998 at a New York hospital following heart surgery.