- Recognized for his catch phrase "...That's It, Beautiful!" which he uses numerous times during bouts.
- When not officiating, Sammon works as a stockbroker in San Jose, California.
- Officiated 50+ World Championship matches as judge or referee.
- Listed as "Referee #5" in the credits for the 2004 Academy Award Winning motion picture Million Dollar Baby.
- Member of the boxing team at Santa Clara University, where he earned a degree in finance in the mid-1950s. Also as a member of the ROTC, Sammon was "commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after graduation."
- First experience as a referee came at San Quentin State Prison where he agreed to referee bouts between the inmates. Note: He was not an inmate.
- Source: (Robert Mladinich. www.TheSweetScience.com. 28 Feb 2005.)