After more than three decades in network television, and nearly 30 of them as host of HBO's flagship World Championship Boxing franchise, Jim Lampley is one of America's most renowned and respected broadcasters. He serves as host and blow-by-blow announcer for all HBO Boxing telecasts.
From the biggest upset in heavyweight championship history (Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas in 1990), to the stirring trilogies between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe and Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, to the remarkable triumph of 45-year-old George Foreman over Michael Moorer in 1994, to the long-awaited showdown between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002, to the prolific confrontation between Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather in 2007, Jim Lampley has been ringside for a host of unforgettable scenes in the modern history of the sweet science.
While compiling an incomparable dossier in boxing, calling the lion's share of the sport's most significant events for more than a quarter century, the four-time Sports Emmy® Award-winner has been assigned to more Olympics telecasts than any other American broadcaster and covered every major sports event in the culture through the course of his extensive career.
Lampley has also founded Atticus Entertainment, which collaborated in 2012 with renowned filmmaker Peter Berg on the critically-acclaimed prime time HBO series ON FREDDIE ROACH. Lampley serves as host of his own boxing studio program THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY, which launched in 2012. In December of 2014, he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was enshrined in June of 2015.
Lampley was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina and graduated with a degree in English from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.