I profiled Harold Lederman, HBO Sports’s official unofficial boxing judge (and a Duane Reade pharmacist), today in Tablet Magazine. He was so warm-hearted and generous, even taking care to praise cutting-edge statistical technology like CompuBox, which impressed me because he is definitely an old-school guy: “They make such a big deal out of judging boxing,” he told me. “The truth of the matter is, you watch a round, and you ask yourself: ‘Who hurt the guy more than the other guy hurt him?’ The one who hurt the other guy the most you give 10 points to. The one who got hurt the most you give nine points to.”
Still tickled? Check out Douglas Century’s Nextbook Press biography of the great Jewish fighter Barney Ross.