The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television also assays radio and boxing during World War II, the role of organized crime, and the monopolistic practices during the television era. Romano also presents a detailed account of announcers such as Don Dunphy and Ted Husing who brought the action to the listeners and viewers, the many appearances that boxers including Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Rocky Marciano made on radio and television when they were not in the ring, and the mediums’ portrayal of the sport in an array of programming from drama to comedy. This is a must-have for all serious boxing fans.
SubtitleA Blow-by-Blow History from 1921 to 1964
AuthorBy Frederick V. Romano
Published25 July 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
Illustrations25 B&W photos.
About the author
Frederick V. Romano is a boxing historian with over thirty-five years of experience in the sport. He has served as a research consultant for HBO Boxing, produced and hosted a cable television show devoted to boxing, and acted as a certified amateur judge for matches throughout the New York area, including the prestigious Golden Gloves finals held annually in New York City. His first book, The Boxing Filmography, was published in 2004. He resides in Eastchester, New York.
"In its day, boxing fascinated American sports fans, even more so than football does today. Meticulously researched, Frederick Romano's The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television is absorbing. The text details the rich role that prizefights played in radio and television's formative years, profiles the colorful announcers behind the microphones and repaints word pictures that captured historic fights!" --David J. Halberstam, author, Sports on New York Radio
"Romano deserves credit for having undertaking an enormous amount of research...'The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television' is a valuable resource."--Thomas Hauser, The Ring