Jim Lampley Net Worth: He is a famous boxer. Jim Lampley boxer whose worth is $20 Million. If you want more about his life, Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, Family, and Career.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 8, 1949 (73 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Hendersonville|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Sports commentator, Actor, Television producer, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jim Lampley Early Life
Jim Lampley was born on April 8, 1949, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and grew up in Hendersonville and Miami, Florida. Jim’s father passed away when he was just five years old, so his mother introduced him to a variety of sports. 1971 saw the completion of his English degree at the University of North Carolina.
In 1974, Lampley began his career in broadcasting when he and Don Tollefson were selected by ABC in a so-called talent search. It is true that he was recruited by ABC because of his young appearance, but it was his ability that made him to cover baseball games, the 1986-87 Indianapolis 500, several Olympics, and the show Wide World of Sports. Then, from 1987 to 1992, he worked as a broadcaster for CBS before moving to NBC in 1993.
With HBO, though, Jim Lampley soared to international fame. As a blow-by-blow announcer for “HBO World Championship Boxing,” “Boxing After Dark,” and the HBO pay-per-view programme, he was responsible for some of boxing’s most iconic moments. Lampley called Julio Cesar Chavez’s knockout of Meldrick Taylor in “Thunder Meets Lightning” and James “Buster” Douglas’ upset of Mike Tyson for the World Heavyweight championship.
Other career highlights included the first Riddick Bowe/Andrew Golota fight at Madison Square Garden, where a riot broke out following “The Foul Pole’s” disqualification for low blows, and his famous “It happened… It happened!” call of George Foreman’s comeback victory over heavyweight champion Michael Moorer.
Commendations & Honors
In 1992, Jim Lampley won the Sam Taub Award for outstanding boxing broadcast journalism. Lampley won three Emmys for his work on the HBO series “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” 2015 saw the induction of Jim Lampley into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Jim Lampley was married to former Channel 2 co-anchor Bree Walker from 1990 until 1999; they had a son, Aaron James Lampley. Five daughters, two boys, and nine grandkids make up the united family of Lampley and his current wife, Debra, who reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Lampley was formerly the proprietor of two “Lakota Restaurant and Bar” locations in Utah. Jim Lampley’s film production business, Crystal Spring Productions, produced several movies, including “Welcome to Hollywood.” The production business, currently known as “Atticus Entertainment,” produced the HBO documentary series “On Freddie Roach” in 2012-2013. Since 2012, the channel has produced “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
Jim has played himself in films such as “Southpaw,” “Rocky Balboa,” and “Creed” in which he was credited for tiny parts as an announcer. “MacGyver,” the HBO mockumentary “7 Days in Hell” with Andy Samberg, and “Eastbound & Down” are among his television performances.