Award-winning commentator Dave Bontempo has covered every aspect of the boxing industry and worked for every major network since entering the broadcast field in 1985 with ESPN. He was given the Sam Taub Award for excellence by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1998 and was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
Dave, who calls major bouts worldwide for HBO's international division, is one of the rare commentators who can perform both blow-by-blow or analyst duties. He has also been an interviewer, writer of and the voice of many pre-fight documentaries. His list of fights called and covered range from four-rounders to pay-per-view events like Ortiz-Mayweather and Tyson-Lewis. Dave's list of broadcast partners includes Boxing Channel executive Al Bernstein. Before entering broadcasting, Dave won several awards as a boxing journalist, given by the New Jersey Press Association.