Larry Merchant, one of the most iconic boxing broadcasters of all time, was rushed to a hospital Thursday night and is in the critical care unit of a L.A. area hospital … sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.
We’re told an ambulance came to Larry’s building at around 6 PM Thursday and rushed him to a nearby hospital. We’re told he’s in a critical care unit.
We do not know what triggered the emergency or his prognosis.
Larry has been a longtime HBO boxing commentator, working with Jim Lampley, George Foreman, Roy Jones Jr., Harold Lederman and many others. He’s been called “The greatest television boxing analyst of all time.”
The 92-year-old also has acting chops, appearing in “I Spy,” “The Fighter,’ and “Rocky Balboa.”
Larry retired from HBO in 2012, but he cast a long shadow and is still remembered for his broadcasting skills.