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Top Twenty Best Boxing Quotes-The Commentators

Updated on October 23, 2010

The Boxing Commentators

Harry Carpenter has been one of the most famous Boxing commentators on TV and radio. Many people will remember his superb commentaries on the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fights.

Harry gave us some funny quotes from behind the microphone and so did a few more boxing commentators!

Top Twenty Funny Boxing Quotes

Born in Italy most of his fights have been in his native New York .Des Lynham.

A peach of a punch - the most difficult punch in the book to throw.Reg Gutteridge.


Minter the undisputed World Champion leaves the ring not a champion, Harry Carpenter.


The ego has landed. Reg Gutteridge on one of Chris Eubanks rope-vaulting ring entrances.

So over to the ringside where -Harry Commentator is your carpenter.  Frank Bough.

Sure there have been injuries and even some deaths in boxing - but none of them really that serious.  Alan Minter.

This boxer is doing what is expected of him, bleeding from his nose.. Harry Carpenter.

He had 24 fights, lost one so he is undefeated. Alan Minter

There’s going to be a real ding-dong when the bell goes. David Coleman.

It’s a battle of punchers, one of them’s gotta go.Reg Gutteridge.


..and Magri has to do well against this unknown Mexican who comes from a famous family of five boxing brothers. Harry Carpenter.

And the crowd go wild as they see the shaven head of Hagler enter the auditorium,and there he is, hooded.Reg Gutteridge.

Boxing is drama on its grandest scale.Howard Cosell.

I’ve only ever seen Errol Christie fight once before and that was the best I’ve ever seen him fight. Mark Kaylor

Audley Harrison. He is 31 years old. He'll be 33 come the autumn. Jim Neilly

In his prime, Joe Bugner had the physique of a Greek statue but he had fewer moves. Hugh Mcllvanney.


Naseem Hamed is naturally fit. I've seen more fat on a butcher's apron. Reg Gutteridge.

He certainly handed out more than he gave. Harry Carpenter.

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Sonny Liston’s not coming out! Sonny Liston’s not coming out! He’s out! The winner and new heavyweight champion of the world is Cassius Clay! Howard Cosell.

The ring really does look small although it is a standard size. Mind you we're watching the fight in a huge stadium so Einstein,s theory of relativity must be working here.Reg Gutteridge.

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    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR

      ronaldoh 

      5 years ago from England

      Thanks for your contribution.

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      S.Graveson 

      5 years ago from Cumbria, UK

      The best one ever is from Steve Holdsworth talking about Sedrick Fields "I think Fields is next to useless personally... but that's my own personal opinion."

      And Jim Lampley (I think) talking about the wonderfully named Trenton Titsworth against Jessie Vargas which was something like "And he just had the **** punched out of him, I guess that happens when you kiss another man"

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      T.L.P. 

      6 years ago

      This is so funny!

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