Dennis Taylor

HBO makes Lederman an analyst Saturday

HBO's longtime "unofficial ringside judge," Harold Lederman, finally has his dream gig: He'll be promoted to the "analyst" position Saturday night for Saturday night's opening fight between undefeated Adrien Broner and Jason Litzau, part of HBO Boxing After Dark.

Lederman, a 25-year-veteran of HBO broadcasts as the on-air scorer, will team with veteran blow-by-blow commentator Bob Papa for the 10-rounder between Broner and Litzau.

The decision was made after Roy Jones Jr., the lead analyst, was scratched from the Litzau-Broner bout because his promotional company has a relationship with Litzau.

Jones will, however, call the main event of the evening between Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Rhodes, with Lederman returning to his usual post.

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