Local media junkies might remember Jim Lampley’s stint as the co-anchor of the KCBS nightly news in the late ’80s. During that same time, Lampley accepted a job with HBO to call boxing and Wimbledon for the cable network.
Little did anyone know that the 63-year-old would go on to become the voice of boxing for today’s generation.
“My boxing career is my most significant broadcasting accomplishment,” Lampley said prior to this Saturday’s HBO pay-per-view fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. That’s saying something considering he’s called a record 14 Olympics and the first ever college football sideline reporter.
We will have more from Lampley about his time in Los Angeles during an interview for FishbowlLA next month, but in the meantime, you can check out my exclusive “So What Do You Do?” interview.