“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Monday, 22 March 2010

Harry Carpenter RIP

Mainly remembered I suppose for his double act with Frank Bruno, Harry Carpenter who died on Saturday was an outstanding boxing commentator. Knowledgeable and with a genuine interest in the game, he represents to me the golden age of post war British boxing. I grew up listening to Harry Carpenter who covered the first two World Title fights involving British fighters that I remember - Rocky Marciano versus Don Cockell and Randy Turpin's defeat of the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson. They don't make 'em like you anymore 'Arry.

1 comment:

henry said...

Only heard him doing the Cassius Clay vs Our 'Enry clash. And to be fair, you could tell who he thought the better boxer was.
And they replayed an interview with him where he tries to explain that a good TV commentator should keep his mouth shut most of the time, makes more sense today than ever.