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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Barry Tompkins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Barry Tompkins, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Barry Tompkins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Barry Tompkins, often where they are interviewed.

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Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Barry Tompkins Tells The Best Stories

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Join the Pesci Brothers for another fantastic interview with broadcasting legend Barry Tompkins. Barry has covered everything from Olympic Boxing to PAC-12 Football to WCC Basketball and to the French Open. Listen to how Barry prepares to cover such a wide variety of sports and some interesting behind the scenes stories. 

Aug 24 2020 · 53mins
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Barry Tompkins- Boxing HOF Commentator, Sportscaster, 4x Emmy Award Winner

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We go back to the early days of Barry’s life and what his first aspirations were in life. A fun little conversation about his brief stop at a City College and the why his GPA was good considering….. well, you will find out. In high school he and some friends formed a music group and toured a bit with a stop at The Apollo in New York!

Career begin in advertising briefly before being named the promotion director at KCBS, the breaks he got form the right people at the right time which eventually led him to KPIX and in front of the camera for the very first time at a big time network at the time. 

Barry begin his broadcast career in TV in 1968 and his boxing career in 1976 as he called the gold medal matches for boxing and field hockey in the 76’ Olympics. His first tennis broadcast was no other than Wimbledon and even did the 1978 Rose Bowl! After being in NY and back to SF we talk about the days at HBO and boxing. His famous fights he called that leads to a great, rare story about the Marvin Hagler v Sugar Ray Leonard MegaFight. You want to hear this!

Barry tells how he landed the role for Rocky IV, what that was like, a behind the scenes story, the money he received for the doing the movie and the checks that showed up later and still do. Great stuff here. We discuss the hall of fames he is in that includes the International Boxing HOF, his top memories that includes a wonderful insight into the friendship with Arthur Ashe and what lies ahead for Barry. This is a fantastic podcast!

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Follow Barry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/barry_tompkins

Barry Tompkins Official Website: http://www.barrytompkins.com/

Video of Barry – Rocky IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-21i-OKCGYY

Leonard v Hagler Video of Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH1U1jC0Lgc

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What is Barry’s favorite sport to cover? Boxing? Hmmm

Talks about writing a humor column for Marian Independent Journal (Bay Area) for 16 years

Is there a book n the horizon?

Doing a live broadcast in all 50 states and which was the last one

How he met his wife Joan Ryan who is an author and has new book called Intangibles

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Jun 25 2020 · 59mins
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Episode 11 - Barry Tompkins

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Barry Tompkins is an American sportscaster. He is better known for his work as a boxing commentator, but he has covered football and other sports.

Jun 24 2020 · 50mins
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Full Ep: Showtime's Barry Tompkins & Steve Kim of ESPN

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Mar 17 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Full Ep: Showtime's Barry Tompkins & Steve Kim of ESPN

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It's a brand new edition of the boxing fan's source for news, opinion and information from Big Fight Weekend.

Host T.J. Rives is back with fights being canceled left and right due to the Coronavirus outbreak. But, he's got excellent guests and insights on the whole situation.

First, legendary U.S. Boxing play by play commentator Barry Tompkins of Showtime is back on. Barry worked what might be the last Pro sports event on TV for awhile last Friday night on Showtime's "ShoBox, the Next Generation" card from Minnesota.

T.J. and Barry talk about how bizarre it was with no fans to have that fight card. And, then the discussion turns to "what's next this spring and summer?" Does this include a possible Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz battle in June in L.A. on Showtime PPV? Barry has opinions about all of it.

Next, is a "roundtable" interview with Marquis Johns, Sr. writer of BigFightWeekend.com, and our special guest Steve Kim, Boxing writer/insider of ESPN. Marquis and Steve give their opinions on the unusual situations with fight cards being canceled and what it means for the different promotions? Plus, the guys discuss Canelo Alvarez's fight with Billy Joe Saunders and when and where it might land?

And, what will happen with the Anthony Joshua Title defense in June and perhaps is the proposed Fury-Wilder III fight for Las Vegas going to be delayed?

Hear it all as part of this edition of the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast!

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Mar 17 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Episode 1: Barry Tompkins

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Andy Katz talks with legendary WCC broadcaster Barry Tompkins about the state of West Coast Conference basketball, including Gonzaga's national prominence, Pacific's rise under Damon Stoudamire, and the success of the Bay Area teams.

Jan 16 2020 · 13mins
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47: FURY PUSHED TO LIMIT! BARRY TOMPKINS GUEST HOST, MUNGUIA, HANEY AND MORE!

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Barry Tompkins guest hosts as Kieran is somewhere cold saving the world. This week the show covers all of the action from this past weekend, including Fury being pushed to the limit by Otto Wallin, Navarrete, Munguia and Haney impress, a preview of Shobox triple-header taking place this Friday and an interview with International Boxing Hall of Fame Executive Director, Ed Brophy.

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Sep 16 2019 · 1hr 18mins
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6/24 Neil Everett ESPN anchorman and Barry Tompkins H.O.F sports announcer on The Final Word

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Join us for two hours of sports talk from the media capital of the world (NYC). With us this evening are Barry Tompkins, former HBO boxing commentator as he shares his experience on broadcasting the sports greatest fights and fighters. Also, Neil Everett, ESPN anchor will delve into his career and what it's like to work for The Worldwide Leader in Sports. We'll recap the Mets and Yanks as they prepare for Subway Series round two, and the rest of the baseball landscape. We'll get you ready for the NBA and NHL Drafts. All that and then some. The Final Word is your two way sports talk program that you won't want to miss with your hosts Jay-Reelz and J.D.
Jun 25 2009 · 2hr