|Delaware's Larry Tornambe the "Uncrowned Ring Announcer"!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Dec 27, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
I’ve watched Jimmy Lennon and then
his son and always thought they are the best but never met them for a
one-on-one. I was introduced to a ring announcer named Larry
Tornambe years ago. I was pleasantly surprised that he was more than
a voice, but a very knowledgeable man on boxing. I would discover he
boxed, had a 10 year radio career and writes. He has been doing all
of this for the past 23 years. On top of that he has a great
personality and can make one laugh. He is very at ease in the ring.
Especially with the ring card girls!
He has worked for many promoters such
as J Russell Peltz’ Peltz Boxing, Greg Robinson’s Power
Productions, Dave Tiberi’s TNT Promotions, Diane Fischer’s Dee
Lee Promotions, Duva Promotions, Marshall Kauffman’s Kings
Promotions, Global Boxing, 4 Corner Promotions, Capital City
Promotions, Spartan Boxing Promotions, Dover Downs Promotions,
Vernoca Michael and the Legendary Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions,
Nedal’s Promotions, Bionic Bull Promotions, Don Elbaum, David
Feldman Boxing Promotions, Joey Eye Promotions, KA Promotions, Andre
Kut’s KEA Boxing among others.
For example Tornambe worked Global
Boxing show December 21st in Newark, NJ, and is next
scheduled to work Power Productions January 11th in NE
Philadelphia. He will be working two shows the week-end of January
25th at Dover Downs, in Dover, DE, and the next night at
Harrah’s Philadelphia (Chester). Many boxing people have expressed
their opinions about Tornambe such as:
“Larry is the only ring announcer
that knows boxing top to bottom,” - Harold Lederman of HBO.
“Fabulous job. I can’t say enough
about the good job you do,” - Greg Robinson of Power Productions.
“You are the man. You are
Philadelphia,” - former world heavyweight champ Tim Witherspoon.
“I think you are one of the best
announcers in the world” – Promoter/matchmaker Don Elbaum.
“You were instrumental in the success
of the show” – Keith Stoffer of Capital City Promotions and now
“You have a wonderful voice for this”
– Lynn Carter (Boxing judge)
“Larry is a great ring announcer with
bad jokes! He is a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to boxing.
Always the consumate professional. I never use anyone else to do my
shows no matter how much I may be pressured to use others. Larry is
the best and also a good friend. Or as we Italians say paeson.” –
“Larry did the announcing for both
Briscoe Awards and for the PA HOF dinner in 2012. More and more he’s
becoming the go to guy. I guess this is his time. It’s
Tornambe-time!” – John DiSanto of Philly Boxing History who
holds Briscoe awards for top Philly boxers each year.
“I think I met Larry in 1987 at
Frank’s Powerhouse Gym. He had a couple amateur bouts for me at
Newark HS and he boxed me a couple of times. Larry had one pro fight
for me. He took another fighters place at the last minute. Larry has
always been a student of the game and knows quite a bit about boxing.
We’ve been friends for a number of years. He’s always been a
great guy. - Dave Ruff, a former fighter, now writer and trainer.
“Larry is the true professional who
you know can give you the result the way it is supposed to be. Plus
he is one of the most likeable guys in the ring today – Ken Hissner
“My adoration for the sport has been
passed onto others with training and teaching boxing at the Elsmere
Boxing Club and at Knockout Fitness Club,” said Tornambe.
E-mail questions, comments to Ken Hissner
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