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Former HBO reporter and Boxing Hall of Famer Larry Merchant, 92, ‘recovering at home after being rushed to hospital with dizziness’

There’s good news for Larry Merchant after the 92-year-old’s recent trip to the emergency room.

TMZ, which first reported the boxing analyst’s hospitalization, says Merchant is recovering at home from a vertigo attack and the longtime HBO fight anchor is now fine.

TMZ reported last month that Merchant was taken to the hospital at 6 p.m., although the exact cause of the emergency was not available at the time.

Merchant is best known for his years with HBO, where he worked with Jim Lampley, George Foreman, Roy Jones Jr., among others. and the late Harold Lederman.

Longtime ringside reporter Dan Rafael has also repeatedly referred to him as «the greatest television boxing analyst of all time».

Larry Merchant, the famous HBO boxing commentator and journalist, has reportedly been taken to a Los Angeles area hospital where he remains in intensive care.

HBO’s Larry Merchant and Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright are shown at Las Vefas in 2004

Merchant was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York in 2009.

Promoter and former HBO executive Lou DiBella led a wave of concern on social media last month.

«Prayers for a great man, my dear friend Larry,» DiBella wrote on X.

Merchant famously had a post fight fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2011 after the undefeated boxer knocked out Victor Ortiz.

“They can put someone else in here to interview me,” an angry Mayweather told the unflappable businessman. HBO needs to fire you. You don’t know the hell about boxing. You’re not s***.”

Promoter and former HBO executive Lou DiBella led a wave of concern on social media

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The merchant did not hesitate to answer.

«I wish I was 50 years younger, I’d give you the boot,» Merchant told Mayweather.

The two reconciled in 2012.

The Brooklyn-born reporter’s original surname was Kaufman, but fearing anti-Semitism in media companies, he changed it to the literal English translation: Merchant.

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