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Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was a United States television and radio sports announcer specializing in boxing broadcasts. Dunphy was noted for his fast paced delivery and enthusiasm for the sport. It is estimated that he did "blow-by-blow" action for over 2,000 fights. The "Friday Night Fights" were broadcast every Friday evening from (radio and television (1939-1981) 9 P.M. to 10:45 P.M on A.B.C. Dunphy was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988 and had a memorable cameo appearance in the 1971 Woody Allen movie Bananas. He also called all of the fights in the 1980 United Artists film Raging Bull, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. In 1982, he won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism in boxing. [1] He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

His son, Don Dunphy, Jr., was an executive producer of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in New York City in its early years, and later became vice president of news services at ABC.

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  1. ^ International Boxing Hall of Fame / BWAA Awards

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