Colonel Bob Sheridan was an American boxing and MMA commentator. He broadcast over 10,000 fights on radio and television. Sheridan attended the University of Miami on a baseball scholarship and briefly played for the Class-A Miami Marlins after graduating in 1966.
Bob Sheridan: Legendary boxing announcer dies at 79
The man who called arguably the biggest upset in sports history, along with some of boxing’s most iconic fights has died.
“Colonel” Bob Sheridan, frequently considered “The Voice of Boxing” for providing the blow-by-blow of thousands of matches, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 79.
Sheridan called many legendary fights, including the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman and the “Thrilla in Manila” between Ali and Joe Frazier.
He also called one of the more infamous moments in boxing history when Mike Tyson bit off a part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during their 1997 rematch. His first title fight was in 1968, calling Jimmy Ellis vs. Jerry Quarry as both men fought for the vacated heavyweight championship after Ali was stripped of the title for refusing to be drafted by the Army during the Vietnam War.