A first time for young eyes at ringside ... priceless

On a rare day off from Friday Night Fights, announcer Joe Tessitore gave his son the gift of boxing at ringside.

Originally Published: March 14, 2006
By Joe Tessitore | Special to ESPN.com

It seems we always hear the same thing about hockey: "Bad TV sport, but it's great in person." I don't necessarily disagree.

Not all sports are created equal. Ever since the old Hartford Whalers Brass Bonanza theme song went the way of the audio cassette, hockey lost me. I will admit the sport that drops the gloves is a wonderful watch from center ice, but it's the sport that gloves them up that I think delivers the most.

With cameras and microphones anywhere you could imagine, boxing ...

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