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Larry Kaufman was born on 11 February 1931, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, and is a retired sports commentator, analyst, and sportswriter, recognized by EPSN as ‘…one of the greatest television boxing analysts of all time…’, having been part of numerous HBO presentations and pay-per-view telecasts. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Larry Merchant? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $7 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a boxing analyst and commentator. Some of the presentations he’s been a part of include “Boxing After Dark”, and “HBO World Championship Boxing”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Larry Merchant Net Worth $7 million

Larry attended the University of Oklahoma and after graduating went to pursue a career in professional sports broadcasting. His original surname was Kaufman, but after fearing that anti-Semitism in the industry might affect his career, he changed his last name to Merchant which is the literal translation of Kaufman. He joined HBO Sports in 1978, moving from being a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News, and he also had a job reporting for the New York Post.

Larry became part of the “HBO Boxing” commentary team alongside Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman, they were mainly seen and heard in championship and pay-per-view fights. They also had several changes in their lineup over the years, with Sugar Ray Leonard, and Roy Jones Jr. also becoming a part of the team. Merchant is often seen in post-fight interviews, and became known because of his confrontational style, which proved intriguing for many fans but also offended others.

However, his popularity would help increase his net worth. In 1985, he was awarded the Sam Taub Award for Boxing Broadcast Journalism, which was given by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

In 2002, Larry was inducted to the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and seven years later to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. His contract was also extended for two more years up to 2011 to continue being part of the commentary team of “World Championship Boxing” telecasts. The extension ensured that Larry’s net worth would continue to rise. In 2012, he retired from broadcasting after a “World Championship Boxing” broadcast, ending his 35 year career as a boxing commentator on HBO, but he’s since continued to provide commentary mainly for some Top Rank boxing shows.

Aside from his commentary work, Merchant is also a well-known boxing video game personality, appearing in almost every boxing game for the last decade. His voice and likeness are often used in them, contributing to is net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that Larry is married to former actress Patricia Stich and they have two children; he also has three step-sons. In 2011, Larry had an exchange of words with Floyd Mayweather after Merchant accused Floyd of cheating by taking advantage of Ortiz’ apology to get a knock out. This caused Floyd to demand that HBO fire Merchant, and criticized all boxing commentators. Eventually, the two reconciled and Larry mentioned during an interview that Mayweather had apologized to him.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garden's Defining Moments 2015-2016 TV Mini-Series
The Fighter 2010/I Fight Announcer
Rocky Balboa 2006 HBO Commentator
I Spy 2002 Vegas Commentator
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Boxing Spectator
Play It to the Bone 1999 HBO Commentator

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legendary Nights 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Son of the Not-So-Great Moments in Sports 1986 TV Movie documentary writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley 2012 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring 2008 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grudge Match 2013 Himself
Legendary Nights 2003-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
David Amram: The First 80 Years 2011 Documentary Himself
HBO Boxing After Dark 1996-2011 TV Series Himself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself -Ringside Commentator
Klitschko 2011 Documentary Himself
Beisbol 2010 Documentary Himself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather 2007 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Out from Ali's Shadow: The Larry Holmes Story 2006 Video documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2006 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (boxing commentator)
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Toots 2006 Documentary Himself
The Distance 2005 Documentary HBO analyst
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 2004 Video documentary Himself
Beyond the Glory 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Bud Greenspan's Reflections 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Undefeated 2003 TV Movie Himself
More Than Famous 2003 Documentary
The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (Former Sports Columnist)
The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wimbledon '99 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself
Lennox Lewis vs. Andrew Golota 1997 TV Movie Himself - Ringside Commentator
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 1995 TV Series Himself - Correspondent (segment "Playing with Pain")
Tyson 1995 TV Movie Himself
Wimbledon '94 1994 TV Mini-Series Himself - Reporter
1st & Ten: The Championship 1989 TV Series Himself
Countdown to Tyson-Spinks 1988 TV Movie Himself
Boxing's Greatest Knockouts 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sports Probe 1980 TV Series Himself - Host
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers 1977 TV Movie Himself - Ringside Commentator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show 1973 TV Series Himself
I Am Duran 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Back in the Day 2016 Himself
The Best of It 2016 Documentary Himself
HBO Boxing 1986-2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself - Rinside Commentator / ...
Ali vs. Stevenson: The Greatest Fight That Never Was 2014 Short Himself
Maravilla, la película 2014 Documentary Ex HBO Commentator / Boxing Analist
El Boxeo 2013 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tyson 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Sports Host


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