Max: Teddy, and earning respect

Updated: August 6, 2002, 11:34 AM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

I had just turned 25 when I got the job as the studio analyst on Friday Night Fights. Our first show was on October 2, 1998. I had graduated college (Columbia) in May of that year (it took me seven years to get my BA in history). In four months I went from furiously typing my final paper on Aristotilian influence on Medieval technology, to opining about boxing for a live national television audience.

Teddy Atlas also landed a gig on FNF. He was cast as the ringside color commentator. Teddy ...

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