Hall of Fame Inductee
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 today.
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.