Harold Lederman is an addict.
The ex-pharmacist turned fight judge is hopelessly addicted to the sweet science, and is a top-grade emissary for the sport. Fight watchers have grown fond of his peppy updates on how he scored rounds during HBO's telecasts, and a few reached out to me, asking, "Where's Harold?" after the last couple HBO shows featured the talents of unofficial judge Steve Weisfeld, who latched on to the company earlier in February. So I checked in with Lederman, the New Jersey resident, and asked where he has been.
Not to worry, Lederman fans, Harold is still in the fold, and will be offering his scores and analysis right soon on the tube.
"The last fight I worked for HBO was Mikkel Kessler-Carl Froch, May 25, 2013," he told me. "I'll be back Sept 28th on 'HBO World Championship Boxing' when Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. returns against tough Texan Brian Vera. Fun fight."