Max Kellerman is an American boxing commentator and sports talk radio host based in Los Angeles. He appears as a color commentator on HBO World Championship Boxing and HBO Boxing After Dark and as has hosted a midday talk show on 710 ESPN radio in Los Angeles. Along with Stephen A. Smith, he hosts the popular and controversial morning show First Take on ESPN. With the end of HBO's boxing coverage in 2018, Kellerman will move to ESPN's boxing team as part of the hosting panel with Smith.
Kellerman was previously best known for his work at ESPN, where he was a studio commentator with Brian Kenny on ESPN Friday Night Fights and the original host of Around the Horn. He has also worked on Fox Sports, where he hosted talk show I, Max. He got his start in boxing media as a high schooler in New York City, where he hosted a popular call-in show called Max on Boxing on public-access television and radio.
On October 17, 2004 the body of Max's brother, freelance-writer Sam Kellerman, was found in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29-year sentence.