Barry Tompkins

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Barry Tompkins (born circa 1940) is an American sportscaster who has covered many different sports during his career. His work in boxing includes working with HBO as part of the broadcast team which included Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard during the 1980s, calling bouts such as Leonard-Hearns, Marvin Hagler-Thomas Hearns, Alexis Arguello-Aaron Pryor, and early appearances of Mike Tyson. During the late 1980s, he would also work with Al Bernstein on ESPN's Thursday Night Fights. Since then he has worked with Prime Sports Network (later Fox Sports Network), broadcasting bouts with Rich Marotta and Sean O'Grady.

Tompkins currently covers a wide array of sports for Fox Sports Network, including Pac-10 Football (with Petros Papadakis), baseball (with Dan Belluomini), and basketball. Tompkins has also recently begun announcing poker and mixed-martial arts on FSN.

Tompkins also portrayed himself as a sportscaster for USA Network in the movie Rocky IV.

Tompkins was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006, in the "Expanded Category".