Veteran boxing broadcaster Bob Sheridan 'not welcome' on Fightstars.TV after making insulting comments
Bob Sheridan, 78, said many offensive things during a boxingbroadcast on Friday.
- He called ring girls bimbos, implied that he uses the n-word, and claimed to have killed eight men.
Sheridan, 78, insulted ring girls by referring to them as "bimbos", talked about the n-word, and claimed to have killed eight men while calling a Bxstrs Promotions event alongside the former world champion boxer
The event took place in Mexico, but Sheridan and Malignaggi commentated on the bouts from a remote location in what appeared to be the "Paulie TV" studio — which is a Fightstars.TV brand.
Insider requested comment from Sheridan, Malignaggi, and Bxstrs but has yet to receive a reply.
Todd Lewis, the VP of Sales and Marketing of Blue Moon Entertainment / Blue Moon Boxing — which runs Fightstars.TV — said, "Bob was a guest of one of our content creators," in a statement sent Monday to Insider.
"His appearance did not have the approval of anyone at Fightstars.TV," Lewis said.
He added: "We do not support or share in any of his comments. He is not welcome on any channel Fightstars.TV has any affiliation with in the future."
Sheridan said many offensive things on the night.
While waiting for the announcement of a decision on one of the fights, Sheridan started talking about the ring girls. "Alright," he said. "We like the bimbos, right? Is that politically correct to say, 'Bimbos'?
"Okay. Sorry, ladies. You're two fine, young ladies. God bless you …. Sorry for the insult. But I come from the old days, where you could actually say things that were funny. Nobody got their red neck up when you said stuff like that."
'I'm not supposed to say it outside my room'
On the subject of racial slurs, Sheridan said: "When we're off the air, we're talking about that all the time. We're not supposed to use the n-word — I know we can't use it on the air — and I'm not supposed to say it outside my room. So I don't."
Sheridan also relayed a story, in which he claimed to have killed eight men. It is unclear if he is joking, but the incident may relate to a 2021 article that said Sheridan was injured in a robbery attempt.
In that story, Sheridan claimed eight men — "true criminals" — tried to box him in his Corvette vehicle while in Victorville, California. "There was a death involved," he said at the time, according to Fightsports TV.
"The cops never told me how many of those guys were down."
Speaking during Friday's broadcast, he claimed: "I killed eight of them that night in my 'Vette. Here's what I did," he said, while individuals off-camera seemingly attempted to encourage him and Malignaggi to change the subject.
Sheridan was born in 1944, has provided commentary on more than 10,000 fight events, and received the 1998 award from the Boxing Writers Association of America for "Excellence in broadcasting journalism."
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