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"Colonel" Bob Sheridan


Sheridan was born in 1944, in Boston, Massachusetts, after his Parents moved to the United States from Ireland as toddlers.

Sheridan graduated from Lexington High School and continued on to college (University of Miami) on a baseball scholarship. Soon after college Bob began his amateur career as an announcer. He hosted games for the University of Miami football team and the Miami Dolphins as well.   He gained recognition from promoter Chris Dundee and eventually went on to broadcast boxing bouts for Dundee's weekly cards. Not long after he started calling fights for Dundee, Sheridan got a shot at sparking his career. In 1972, when he was only about 29 years old, Sheridan was offered an opportunity to work with Video Techniques broadcasting a world title fight between Frankie Otero and Ken Buchanan for the Lightweight Championship. 

Sheridan was an announcer at several notable fights throughout boxing's history, some of which include the Thrilla in Manila between Joe Frazier and Ali (which was the first heavyweight bout hosted in the Philippines), the first heavyweight fight hosted in Japan which was between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas, as well as the rematch fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield where Holyfeilds ear was bitten off.

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