Philippines, 16 Oct 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


HALL OF FAME BROADCASTER AL BERNSTEIN MARKS 15-YEAR MILESTONE WITH SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

PhilBoxing.com




Legendary Boxing Analyst Has Been Part of the Biggest and Most Memorable Events In Boxing History

NEW YORK (June 13, 2018) – Legendary Boxing Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein has reached another career milestone: fifteen years of broadcasting the sport on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.

Bernstein provided expert analysis for the largest pay-per-view event in television history. He ranks the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” the most significant broadcast of his career, one that spans three-and-a-half decades.

“I have great memories throughout my more than 37-year television career, but the last 15 years at SHOWTIME have been the most productive and enjoyable,” said the Chicago native and longtime Las Vegas resident Bernstein. “I have worked with extraordinary colleagues both in front of and behind the camera as we chronicled some of the most important and exciting boxing matches of this era.”

Bernstein was ringside providing expert analysis when Anthony Joshua TKO’d Wladimir Klitschko in the spring of 2017 in front of 90,000 raucous fans at Wembley Stadium in London for the IBF and WBA heavyweight world title belts. He places that at No. 2 on his biggest matches list, with Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor right behind that at No. 3. Mayweather also gets the nod at No. 4 as boxing’s all-time great dominated Canelo Alvarez in 2013. Bernstein’s fifth most memorable all-time SHOWTIME moment was in Manchester, England when Joe Calzaghe dominated Jeff Lacy in the mega-fight dubbed “Judgment Day.”

“I’ve had a front row seat to watch great champions in great matches,” Bernstein said. “And I’ve participated in what I think is the best television production in the sport of boxing. I'm honored to have participated in this special period of SHOWTIME Boxing and I am energized by the great fights of today and the future of the sport.”

Bernstein ranks the legendary Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo bout as the best fight he has ever covered, followed by Israel Vasquez vs Rafael Marquez 3 and then, the recent Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd barnburner from earlier this year. Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido 1 and the Klitschko-Joshua mega fight round out his top five best SHOWTIME fights.

There have been dramatic upsets along the way during Bernstein’s SHOWTIME tenure, with Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan ranking at the top of the list, followed by Ricky Hatton vs. Kosta Tszyu; Orlando Salido vs Juan Manuel Marquez; Austin Trout vs. Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward vs. Mikkel Kessler.

“Al Bernstein is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced announcers in sports today,” said Stephen Espinoza, President of SHOWTIME Sports and Event Programming. “Over the past 15 years, Al has called many of the biggest events and greatest matchups in the sport of boxing, and brings a level of expertise unrivaled by any network. Congratulations to Al for what continues to be an exceptional career at ringside.”

Bernstein, who before joining SHOWTIME covered everything from Major League Baseball to the Olympic Games and the NFL Draft, is also an accomplished writer and author. He won the Chicago Newspaper Guild’s Award for best news story in 1975 and published his first book “Boxing for Beginners” in 1978. His most recent work, an enlightening look back at his 30 years in broadcasting (“Al Bernstein: 30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports, and TV”) was published in 2012. Bernstein has also appeared in a number of movies such as “Rocky V”, “Streets of Gold”, and “Play It to the Bone.”

Bernstein has been recognized by multiple international and state Hall of Fames, but it has not always been about just boxing for Bernstein, or even sports. He serves on the board of directors and is a spokesman for Caring Place, a Las Vegas facility that was co-founded by his wife Connie, which provides free services to those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Bernstein is also a singer and an expert equestrian. He has performed as a vocalist for the past 30 years doing mostly tunes from the Great American songbook. He has appeared at many casinos in Las Vegas and around the country. Recently he has been performing at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. As an equestrian, Bernstein participated in a number of celebrity rodeos as both a participant and grand marshal.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • TICKETS ON SALE FOR CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ROCKY FIELDING ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
    By , Tue, 16 Oct 2018
  • Anvar Yunusov takes on Joshua Davis in main event on Friday, November 16th at Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , Tue, 16 Oct 2018
  • Everlast Worldwide and Clark partner to take 'Protect Yourself at All Times' global; educational symposium for fighters
    By , Tue, 16 Oct 2018
  • Boxing News from Beijing, China: Mingcun, Ziquiang Win Belts; WBF Signs Agreement
    By Carlos Costa, Mon, 15 Oct 2018
  • The Legend of Gretchen Malalad
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 15 Oct 2018
  • Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) Shines in Front of Hometown Fans on Saturday Night
    By , Mon, 15 Oct 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA 8: STATS WHEN CRAWFORD STOPS BENAVIDEZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 15 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- FIVE WARRIORS TO TEAM USA?
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Heavy Handed Zach Dubnoff Eyes Pro Debut In December
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Abalo, Saraos, Salubre reign in Barroso Chess Cup
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • CRAWFORD SILENCES BENAVIDEZ (PHOTOS)
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • ANGEL 'TITO' ACOSTA DEFENDS WBO LIGHT FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH SECOND-ROUND KNOCKOUT AGAINST ABRAHAM RODRIGUEZ
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Prograis Makes Brief Stop Home Before Upcoming Fight
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Exciting Boxing Card Scheduled for the WBO Convention in Panama
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Gun violence victims in match to watch
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • LA FIGHT CLUB: FERDINAND KEROBYAN SHINES WITH EXPLOSIVE FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT WIN AGAINST ROLANDO MENDIVIL
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • BRESTOVAC KO'S DINIZ & EGLI CHOKES OUT NEVES AT FFC 31
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Undefeated Ruben Villa weighs in for Tonight's battle with Miguel Carrizoza
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Kerr pays Winter a tribute
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Rampage Jackson, I Broke My Hand Beating On Wanderlei Silva's Head
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Metta World Peace & Ben Wallace Compare UFC 229 Brawl To Malice At The Palace
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA 7: CRAWFORD WILL NOT FIGHT PACQUIAO ANYMORE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • ANGEL ACOSTA VS. ABRAHAM RODRIGRUEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • US champion Ernesto Malazarte leads PECA Toril, Davao executive chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 13 Oct 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.