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June 06, 2013
Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein, who will be at ringside Saturday, June 8 calling the Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez match on SHOWTIME, does not expect that to be a tactical fight. Bernstein said, “Although Maidana has been working on his boxing skills with new trainer Robert Garcia and Lopez wants to fight a more strategic fight, I think it is inevitable that this turns into a slugfest at some point.” Bernstein will join Mauro Ranallo and Paulie Malignaggi at ringside to call the fight and says it’s one of the matches he has most looked forward to announcing. “With all the high profile bouts dotting the boxing landscape this year, none promises action as much as this fight. And the importance of this fight to both men adds to the urgency. A potential title match hangs in the balance,” Al said. A title match is also a strong possibility for the winner of the Alfredo Angulo-Erislandy Lara 154 pound match also on the SHOWTIME card. Al said, “This is the ultimate boxer-puncher battle. Lara is a skilled lefty who can punch some, against a pure power puncher in Angulo. We are all wondering which approach will prevail.” The action begins live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m.ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
In Other News: Two lucky fans will win copies of Al Bernstein’s book, “30 Years 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports and TV,” in connection with the Maidana-Lopez fight. On Al Bernstein’s facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/AlBernsteinLive and also on Al’s Google Plus page http://gplus.to/albernsteinlive there is a contest for fans to guess the combined number of punches thrown in the bout according to CompuBox , www.compuboxonline.com .The winner on each site gets a signed copy of the book. The book is available in e-book or print form at http://j.mp/albernsteinwww.compuboxonline.com .The winner on each site gets a signed copy of the book. The book is available in e-book or print form at http://j.mp/albernstein . The audio version of the book is also now available at www.audible.com/AlBernstein .
April 24, 2013
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April 24, 2013
As the NFL Draft is in full swing, the Swami has already made his selections and is ready to deliver. This week with co-host Brad Johnson (www.twitter.com/donlybradj) and some special guests, its two hours boxing breakdown only on LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. This week’s guests include:
-Light Middleweight boxer Delvin Rodriguez (www.delvinrodriguez.com) joins the show to talk about his upcoming ESPN2 Friday Night Fights bout versus Freddy Hernandez. The Danbury native opens up about his opponent, being the house fighters, getting into the sport at a young age, what happened against Austin Trout, and how much family means to him.
-SHOWTIME Boxing sage Al Bernstein (www.twitter.com/AlBernstein) re-joins the show to talk boxing with Brad & the Swami. Among the topics that are bound to be brought up is the Austin Trout-Canelo Alvarez fight, where both fighters go from here, the problems with Texas fights, Mayweather-Guerrero showdown, and this weekend’s Showtime tilts.
All of this plus much more on LAST CALL on www.cyberstationusa.com. Friday, April 26th from 11 to 1 a.m. Eastern time/8 to 10 p.m. Pacific time
April 17, 2013
AUDIO VERSION OF AL BERNSTEIN’S BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
The audio version of Al Bernstein’s “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports and TV” is now available for purchase at www.tinyurl.com/alsaudiobook . This audio book is produced and distributed by Audible.com.
Now sports fans can hear Hall Of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein bring to life the stories, anecdotes and insights he wrote in this book. Critics and fans alike have praised this entertaining and humorous look at 30 years of sportscasting.
“A wonderfully straightforward memoir…an essential piece of sports -TV history”
“This is one of the more humorous looks at sports broadcasting you’ll ever read.”
“It’s a great read, whether boxing fan or not, you’ll enjoy this book.”
“Al Bernstein’s life is filled with surprise, humor and humanity. Terrific writing.”
“This book is so well written…shows why Al has come so far and announced more boxing than anybody else.”
Al is excited that “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths” has been turned into an audio book. “The book was written in a conversational tone, and now, as an audio book, it can truly be delivered that way,” he said. Al added, “It was fun to record the book, and one nice part was I didn’t have to worry about spelling or punctuation!”
“30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths” is available as an e-book and print book on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Http://j.mp/albernstein
Al Bernstein will celebrate an anniversary on May 4th when he serves as ringside analyst on the SHOWTIME pay per view telecast of the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight. It will mark the 30th year since Al’s first major pay per view assignment in 1983, when he announced the Marvin Hagler-Roberto Duran battle.
February 27, 2013
Five of the fans who attend the book signing of Hall of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein will receive a free book. This giveaway has been added to the Saturday March 9, book signing from noon to 3 p.m. at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Al will be signing copies of his book, “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports and TV” located within SCORE!, the Interactive Sports Exhibit. Anyone that has previously purchased a book is also welcome to come and meet Al and have it autographed.
All purchasers of Al’s book will also receive a free DVD, “Al Bernstein’s Favorite All-Time Greatest Knockouts.” This DVD includes fights of Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and other great champions.
In “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths” Al Bernstein chronicles the funny, poignant and sometimes bizarre events and personalities that have shaped sports, television, boxing, ESPN, SHOWTIME and Las Vegas. It is published by Diversion Books and is available at Amazon.com .
January 02, 2013
The sport of Boxing lost a number of very important figures in 2012. A special tribute to them is currently featured on The Boxing Channel at www.boxingchannel.tv. This tribute is more unique because it features Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein revisiting his role as recording artist as he is the vocalist in the musical part of the feature.
The musical tribute honors the likes of Emanuel Steward, Johnny Tapia, Hector Camacho, Angelo Dundee and others who passed away in 2012. It is part of the Boxing Channel’s year end review, which includes other features looking back on 2012.
Also on The Boxing Channel several well received features return in January of the New Year. The discussion show “Hot Topics” features expert panelists discussing the hot boxing topics of the day. The show has featured Yahoo Sports Boxing Writer Kevin Iole, Broadcasters Steve Farhood, Dave Bontempo and Al Bernstein. 2013 will also bring with it new episodes of “Center Stage,” an intimate look at a fighter or major boxing figure.
Boxing Channel wishes you a Happy and Prosperous 2013!!
Al Bernstein offers a musical tribute to boxing greats who left us in 2012.
Marcos Villegas and Dave Bontempo go over some of the 2012 boxing events
Steve Farhood & Michael Woods Look back at 2012 Boxing Controversies
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December 27, 2012
Hall of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein closes out his broadcast year when he serves as host of “The Best of Showtime Boxing 2012” airing on SHOWTIME at 10:30 EST and PST on Saturday, December 29.
The show looks back on the great matches and compelling stories on Showtime Boxing in this past year. It also includes a panel discussion about 2012 featuring Al and his Showtime announcing colleagues Steve Farhood and Mauro Ranallo. “It was fun looking back at some of the terrific fights and boxers that we have had this year on Showtime,” Al said. He added, “We have had upsets, wild action fights, great performances by fighters, and some amazing personal stories. This show does justice to all that as a review of this exciting year of boxing on Showtime.”
IN OTHER NEWS:
* Diversion Books has announced that the current special holiday pricing promotion of all it’s titles will extend through January 7. This includes Al Bernstein’s “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports and TV.” For more information go to http://j.mp/albernstein .
*Al Bernstein issued this statement thanking the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for including him in the inaugural class of inductees: “As a long time resident of Las Vegas, I feel Nevada is my home and I am proud to have played a part in the boxing history of the state in the past 30 years. I am very honored to be a part of the first class of inductees. I congratulate Rich Marotta and the entire board for founding this Hall of Fame.” Earlier this year Bernstein was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.