Born on April 26, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Kent State in 1972, Albert began his broadcasting career and was soon handling play-by-play, commentary and announcing duties for a variety of sports including hockey, football, baseball and basketball.
In the mid-1980s he began working in boxing, doing blow-by-blow commentary for the Super Fight of the Month syndicated television series. In 1987, he moved to SHOWTIME and his first bout was the rematch between Evander Holyfield and Dwight Qawi. Among the over 200 telecasts and three hundred plus championship bouts he covered from ringside include Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Greg Haugen, Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan and Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson I and II. In 1994 he was nominated for a cable ACE Award for his Chavez-Haugen card blow-by-blow description. Albert remained as the play-by-play voice of SHOWTIME Championship Boxing until 2011. During his career he was also ringside at the 1990 Goodwill Games on WTBS, hosted SHOWTIME Championship Boxing Report and was also part of ESPN’s Top Rank Boxing series.
Albert is the younger brother of Marv Albert, who was NBC’s blow-by-blow boxing announcer and Al Albert, who handled the same duties on USA Network’s Tuesday Night Fights.
Born: April 26, 1950