Jim Lampley

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Class of 2015
Observer Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]


  • Lampley was born April 8, 1949 in Hendersonville, NC, USA.
  • Lampley is best known as a boxing commentator for HBO.
  • He has worked for NBC Sports as an announcer for the Olympics, Regional NFL telecasts, and college football.
  • He also blogs on Ariana Huffington's Huffington Post blog site.
  • Lampley, who began his broadcasting career at ABC in 1974 as a college football sideline reporter, called his first fight for ABC in 1986: Mike Tyson vs. Jesse Ferguson.
  • He called his first fight for HBO in March 1988, Tyson's heavyweight title defense against Tony Tubbs in Tokyo.
  • Lampley, a father of four, grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, went to the University of North Carolina and now lives in Del Mar, California.
  • A Jim Lampley action figure was made to coincide with the release of the movie Rocky Balboa.
  • He appeared in the film "Blades of Glory".

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