Harold Lederman

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Name: Harold Lederman
Born: 1940-01-26
Died: 2019-05-11 (Age:79)
Judge: Record

Harold Lederman began working as a boxing judge in the 1960s in New York. A pharmacist by trade, he continued officially judging fights until his retirement in 1999. However, he was best known for his work on HBO boxing telecasts, where he served as an unofficial scorer beginning in the 1980s until HBO ended boxing coverage in 2018. Lederman passed away at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer: his death brought in tributes from across the sporting world.

  • His famous catchprase was, "OK, Jim!", referring to Jim Lampley before he announces his score for the round. He also usually led off his rationale for the scoring with "Jim, I gotta tell ya something...", and his recitation of the rules for the fight was also popular and often imitated by boxing fans.
  • Father of boxing judge Julie Lederman.
  • Inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on November 10, 2005.
  • Inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame on March 30, 2014.