Harold Lederman Dies At 79 After His Lengthy Battle With Cancer
Just Less Than Six Months After Working In The Final Card On HBO To Cap The Premium Cable Network’s Four-decade Run In Boxing, Legendary Boxing Judge Harold Lederman Has Died At 79 After His Lengthy Battle With Cancer.
- Harold Lederman has died at 79 after his lengthy battle with cancer.
- Harold died on 11th May, on Saturday morning.
- Harold’s daughter Julie confirmed his passing on Facebook.
- Harold was a fixture at HBO boxing since 1986 when he first was added as a new component to its boxing coverage.
The respected judge, Harold Lederman, who was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016, died on 11th May, on Saturday morning after losing his lengthy battle with cancer. He was 79 years old.
HBO has confirmed the news of his death following a tweet from veteran promoter Lou DiBella.
Just learned that my friend of 30 years, Harold Lederman, has succumbed to the cancer he fought so hard. @shotfighter26 was one of a kind & there will never be another. He loved #boxing, fighters and his family unconditionally. He lived his life on his terms. Godspeed. #RIPHarold
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) May 11, 2019
On the other side, Harold’s daughter Julie confirmed his passing on Facebook writing “Today, I lost my hero, Love you dad.”
Harold, who was previously a prominent judge in New York/ New Jersey area, was a fixture at HBO boxing since 1986 when he first was added as a new component to its boxing coverage.
Harold was not shy about expressing his opinion of what boxers were doing right or when they were doing wrong. He was not only an attraction for HBO’s significant doubts but was spotted at club shows and every other boxing events that took place in New York.
Harold was only an avid Jets fans and was often seen expressing his frustration with the team’s fortunes. However, he was proud to wear his green and white on Sundays.
Funeral arrangements are pending for now!