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HBO's Merchant to work last fight

Updated: December 13, 2012, 8:24 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Larry Merchant, a staple of HBO's boxing telecasts for 35 years, will call his final fight for the network on Saturday night.

The 81-year-old Merchant, known for his no-nonsense approach and often whimsical view of the fight game, worked on last week's HBO PPV telecast of Juan Manuel Marquez's shocking sixth-round knockout of Manny Pacquiao in their fourth fight. He will be ringside at the Toyota Center on Saturday night (9:30 ET) to call junior featherweight titleholder Nonito ...

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