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With his handwritten notes at the ready, ten-time Golden Mike award winner Rich Marotta delivers daily his fast paced, articulate and always entertaining sports updates. Since 1991, as KFI's sports authority, Rich writes and broadcasts seven morning sports updates on Bill Handel.
Rich's input on Bill Handel is not limited to his much respected sports updates however as Rich is often called on by Bill to give his unique perspective on news and current events. Rich also takes every possible opportunity to mention how much he loves the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In 2011, Rich received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame. In January, he became only the 26th inductee into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Spending three years with the Los Angeles Kings, 11 years with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and four years with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers makes Rich the only sportscaster ever to have been a part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league sports franchises in Los Angeles.
Rich is a four-time Emmy award winner for his television work on KCAL doing boxing ringside color commentary and Raiders preseason play-by-play. Also, as ringside commentator for FOX Sports Net's weekly Sunday Night Fights, KCAL's Fight Night and host of Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner boxing talk show on AM 570, he is considered one of the nation's foremost boxing experts. It is no wonder the L.A. Daily News called Rich Marotta "L.A.'s most versatile sportscaster."
Rich was recently named recipient of the Sam Taub Award, given annually to the "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rich has two children, Angela and Joey. He is married to the lovely "Helen of England."
This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
I spent the last half of April fully ensconced in my rock and roll persona. I attended concerts of Foreigner, Joe Bonamassa and Bon Jovi. Three concerts in three cities in one week! Fully exhausted from that ordeal, I then embarked on vacation. I'll be off until my return on May 6.
Now however, having put the concerts behind me, its time to put on my other hat, my boxing hat. I'll be headed to
Since then he has been incarcerated for two months, spent a lot of time gambling and at the strip clubs, the kinds of things that can eat away a little at a fighters reflexes. Thats not to say Mayweather hasn't trained hard, he has. However, he is a guy who has depended so much on his quickness and reflexes, and just a little attrition in those areas can make it tougher on him. Second, Guerrero is a good fighter, with ability to adjust, and right at his peak. Two nights before the fight, I am holding my first ever fan event with the non-profit organization I founded last year, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. It will be held at Diego's Restaurant in the
If you are headed to the Mayweather-Guerrero bout, or just going to Vegas, please plan to make the NVBHOF "Night With Boxing's Legends" event part of your activities. Tickets are only $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For full information, go to our website.