Barry Tompkins

Barry David Tompkins (born May 2, 1940) is an American sportscaster.wikipedia
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Larry Merchant

At HBO, Tompkins came into much greater national prominence alongside Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard as a member of the HBO Boxing show's team.
Merchant was part of the HBO Boxing commentary team along with Barry Tompkins, Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman, Gil Clancy, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Roy Jones Jr., Emanuel Steward, and Harold Lederman for championship and pay-per-view fights.

Poker Dome Challenge

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He also commentated much of FSN's poker coverage, including the Aussie Millions and Poker Dome Challenge.
Commentating duties were shared by rotating hosts including Barry Tompkins, Jon Kelley, Michael Konik, Michael Gracz, Joel Meyers and Chris Rose with Leeann Tweeden serving as co-host/exit interviewer (occasionally covered by Nafeesa DeFlorias).

Sam Taub Award

In 1992, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.

HBO World Championship Boxing

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At HBO, Tompkins came into much greater national prominence alongside Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard as a member of the HBO Boxing show's team.
Former commentators include: Len Berman, Barry Tompkins, Fran Charles, Gil Clancy, Howard Cosell, Don Dunphy, Sugar Ray Leonard, Al Michaels and Jerry Quarry.

Rocky IV

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Tompkins made his acting debut in 1985, when he portrayed a USA Network sportscaster during the Rocky Balboa-Ivan Drago fight in Rocky IV.
Appearing as themselves are singer James Brown and commentators Stu Nahan, Warner Wolf, R. J. Adams, Barry Tompkins and Al Bandiero.

Race for the Pennant

Tompkins also co-hosted HBO's baseball program, Race for the Pennant.
It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills and others.

Boxing

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He is better known for his work as a boxing commentator, but he has covered football and other sports.

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He is better known for his work as a boxing commentator, but he has covered football and other sports.

San Francisco

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He began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS in 1965, before being hired as sports director at the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV.

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He began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS in 1965, before being hired as sports director at the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV.

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He began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS in 1965, before being hired as sports director at the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV.

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He began his broadcasting career as a writer and producer for San Francisco radio station KCBS in 1965, before being hired as sports director at the local CBS television affiliate, KPIX-TV.

New York City

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In 1974, he moved to New York to join WNBC-TV as a sports anchor and feature reporter, before moving to NBC Sports in 1975 to host weekly radio shows as well as television play-by-play for basketball and football.

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In 1974, he moved to New York to join WNBC-TV as a sports anchor and feature reporter, before moving to NBC Sports in 1975 to host weekly radio shows as well as television play-by-play for basketball and football.

NBC Sports

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In 1974, he moved to New York to join WNBC-TV as a sports anchor and feature reporter, before moving to NBC Sports in 1975 to host weekly radio shows as well as television play-by-play for basketball and football.

KRON-TV

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Tompkins returned to San Francisco in 1978 and joined then-NBC affiliate KRON-TV as sports director, while continuing to cover Pac-10 basketball for NBC as well as feature stories for its NFL pre-game show.

Pac-12 Conference

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Tompkins returned to San Francisco in 1978 and joined then-NBC affiliate KRON-TV as sports director, while continuing to cover Pac-10 basketball for NBC as well as feature stories for its NFL pre-game show.

Sugar Ray Leonard

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At HBO, Tompkins came into much greater national prominence alongside Larry Merchant and Sugar Ray Leonard as a member of the HBO Boxing show's team.

Alexis Argüello

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He called fights at HBO for many years and some of his commentaries became famous, such as his call when Alexis Argüello was hurt by Aaron Pryor in round fourteen of their Battle of the Champions (''Arguello...oh!

Aaron Pryor

He called fights at HBO for many years and some of his commentaries became famous, such as his call when Alexis Argüello was hurt by Aaron Pryor in round fourteen of their Battle of the Champions (''Arguello...oh!

The Battle of the Champions (boxing)

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He called fights at HBO for many years and some of his commentaries became famous, such as his call when Alexis Argüello was hurt by Aaron Pryor in round fourteen of their Battle of the Champions (''Arguello...oh!

Héctor Camacho

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Arguello is hurt!!), when Héctor Camacho was buckled by Edwin Rosario in round five of their fight (Camacho had never been hurt before!) and when Mike Tyson won the WBC world Heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick (And we have a new era in boxing.'').

Edwin Rosario

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Arguello is hurt!!), when Héctor Camacho was buckled by Edwin Rosario in round five of their fight (Camacho had never been hurt before!) and when Mike Tyson won the WBC world Heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick (And we have a new era in boxing.'').

Mike Tyson

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Arguello is hurt!!), when Héctor Camacho was buckled by Edwin Rosario in round five of their fight (Camacho had never been hurt before!) and when Mike Tyson won the WBC world Heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick (And we have a new era in boxing.'').

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Arguello is hurt!!), when Héctor Camacho was buckled by Edwin Rosario in round five of their fight (Camacho had never been hurt before!) and when Mike Tyson won the WBC world Heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick (And we have a new era in boxing.'').