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Al Bernstein's New Book Is Out!

BY The Sweet Science ON June 19, 2012
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Al BernsteinNEW YORK (June 7, 2012) Noted Showtime and ESPN commentator and recent Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Al Bernstein has written a fascinating and humorous collection of anecdotes and observations about boxing, media, and his own life in Al Bernstein: 30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports, and TV (Diversion Books; $9.99 e-book; $15.95 paperback;­­ now available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo).

For just over 30 years, Al Bernstein, who also heads up The Boxing Channel, has been one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in America. In those three decades, the “voice of boxing” reported the funny, poignant, and bizarre events that helped shape sports television, ESPN, boxing, Las Vegas, and Showtime. With an eclectic cast of characters that includes every big name in boxing, including Marvin Hagler, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, as well as such names in the entertainment world as Rodney Dangerfield, Sylvester Stallone, Russell Crowe, and Jerry Lewis, Bernstein's memoir will have you in stitches.

About the Author

Al Bernstein is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and one of the most respected and widely recognized boxing commentators of ESPN and Showtime Network. Among his notable accomplishments are covering boxing for NBC in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, acting as ESPN’s analyst and host of the Top Rank Boxing series and Sportscenter, and serving as analyst for the Showtime Championship Boxing Series. In addition to achieving success in television, movies, radio and as a live stage performer, Al is the owner of his own company, Al Bernstein Live, and a sought after a speaker and spokesperson for organizations around the world.

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deepwater says:

good for him. the best boxing book of all time is "the fundamentals of boxing by barney ross"

dino da vinci says:

Had a chance to read it and must say I can't wait to read the next one due out in Summer 2027. That is of course, unless he picks up his current pace of a book every fifteen years or so. As timing would have it, ate lunch with Al today. Can't begin to tell you how amazingly knowledgeable he is. Now if they could only perfect cloning, we could have Al doing play by play (what they called blow by blow in the olden days) while Al does color. Also a third Al could do the in ring interviews while a fourth, more edgy Al could be more Howard Stern-like. You know the type. They have to serve a one fight suspension from time to time due to some insane or off-color remark they blurted in the press. But it would be OK, because we could have a warehouse full of 'em, so we would never be without one as so the earth would continue to rotate on its axis.

Buzz Murdock says:

As far as announcers go, the only one i really enjoy is Steve Bunce from England. He 's very spontaneous, and knowledgeble . I also like Kieran Mulvaney's pod-casts on espn; great dramatic pauses. Lastly, sorely miss Bert Sugar. a raconteur with a fascinating intellect.

SouthPaul says:

Al's solid for sure. I'd like to see Rich Mirotta get a spot on either Hbo or Showtime. Use to have a radio show called the Neutral Corner. Goof stuff. Nothing compared at the time including Ringtalk Radio. I tried tuning into Pedro Fernadez' radio show for a bit and while he's undeniable wealth of knowledge he's just too much of an egotistical maniac. Can only take so much of his former Sf police officer and former golden gloves champ rants. That and he's totally obsessed with hating on Manny Pacquiao. Can't be taken serious when you're that emotionally involved. Dudes an irrational nut!

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