HBO judge and nice guy Harold Lederman dies

The Boxing Writers of America honored Harold Lederman with the "Good Guy Award" in 2006. 

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Harold Lederman, best known as the unofficial scorekeeper for HBO Boxing, died early today after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.


Lederman was a boxing judge for almost 20 yers before joing HBO Boxing in 1986. The affable Lederman was inducted into into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016.


Peter Nelson, of HBO Sports released the following statement:


Harold Lederman had a lifelong love affair with the sport of boxing. Over the past fifty years he was universally respected and celebrated by the many people who make the sport what it is. Harold was happiest when seated ringside, studying the action and scoring the fight. When he joined HBO Sports in 1986 he added a new and critical component to live boxing coverage. Viewers embraced his unique style and his command of the rules while his broadcast colleagues relished his enthusiasm and boundless energy. He was an historian and walking rulebook. He always had time for you whether you were a heavyweight champion or just a spectator looking to say hello. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Eileen and daughters Julie and Iris. There isn’t a person in the sport who won’t miss our Harold Lederman.”

Rest in peace Harold.


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