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Boxing – 1985 – Al Albert + Randy Gordon Showcase World Champions Who Won Olympic Gold Medals

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Alan “Al” Albert is a sportscaster….who formerly called basketball games for the New York Nets and Denver Nuggets….as well as national NBA coverage for the USA Network. He was also a play-by-play sportscaster for the Indiana Pacers.  He has also worked in boxing….as seen in this video herewith….as the blow-by-blow announcer for Tuesday Night Fights.  On January 24, 1984, Albert, working for USA network….he called what Syracuse fans call the greatest game in the Carrier Dome ever….when the Orangemen faced Boston College….and the teams were tied 73-73 after a missed free throw by Boston College’s Martin Clark….when Syracuse Sean Kerins passed the rebound to Pearl Washington…..who took three steps and made a half court shot to win the game. Albert’s call lives in infamy as The Greatest Play By Play Call in the Carrier Dome ever…..“Washington, two seconds, OHHHH! ‘The Pearl’ hits it ..at midcourt.” Syracuse University basketball fans call that the greatest nine words in Syracuse history.

Randy Gordon (born March 11, 1949) is an American boxing journalist….historian….Commissioner….and /announcer….who served as Editor-in-Chief of The Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated.  He was also the Associate Editor of Big Book of Boxing, World Boxing Magazine and International Boxing Magazine prior to joining publisher Bert R. Sugar at The Ring.  The years during which Gordon and Sugar ran The Ring (1979-1983) are widely accepted as having been the finest boxing magazines ever published.  Randy Gordon has been on on-air analyst for ESPN….the USA Network, as seen in this video herewith ….SportsChannel….the Sunshine Network….SNY….New England Sports Network….the Madison Square Garden Network….FNN….CNN….KMOX…. and WFAN.  He currently serves as a show host for two shows on SiriusXM Satellite Radio….“Fight Club” and “Friday Night at the Fights,” ….which he hosts with RJ Clifford and Gerry Cooney, respectively.

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