Born in Boston in June 22, 1944. Sheridan’s life-long love affair with boxing began as a youngster watching Friday Night Fights.
After graduating from the University of Miami, Sheridan broadcast nearly 5,000 Chris Dundee-promoted boxing matches from Miami in eight years at WGBS radio. In 1972 Sheridan transitioned to television and called the 1973 Ken Buchanan vs. Frankie Otero lightweight bout. That bout landed him a contract with closed circuit giant Video Techniques and in 1974 he began calling all international telecasts for Don King Productions. With his booming baritone Sheridan, known as the Colonel because of his rank in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, has called ringside action from more than 100 countries. During his five decade career Sheridan has called blow-by-blow for over 10,000 fights, including nearly 1,000 world title bouts and 100 heavyweight title fights. As the lead broadcaster for international feeds of major fights, he is known the world over. Sheridan has called fights involving Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson among countless others.
In 1998 he won the BWAA Sam Taub Award for “Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism.”
Born: June 22, 1944