FREDERICK V. ROMANO - Boxing Biography
A boxing historian for the past 35 years, Mr. Romano has followed and studied the sport of boxing. Several years ago, he served as a research consultant for HBO Boxing where he interfaced with prominent promoters, fighters and trainers. At that time he also produced and hosted a cable television show Boxing with Fred Romano which aired monthly in Manhattan.
In 2004, he released his first book, The Boxing Filmography, American Features, 1920-2003, through McFarland Publishers, Inc., to critical acclaim. Critics have described the book as “well-written and researched,....eminently readable,....illuminating,....absorbing,....informative and entertaining.” In conjunction with the book, he has appeared on several radio programs including WFAN’s The Tony Paige Show in New York, WOR’s The Joey Reynolds Show, a nationally syndicated program, and The Wiseguy Show, hosted by Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore.
Mr. Romano is the creator and writer of several boxing premises and treatments including a historical boxing documentary film. Attached to the film project is narrator Danny Aiello (Academy Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, “Do the Right Thing”) interviewee Budd Schulberg (Academy Award Winner, Best Screenplay, “On the Waterfront”); and producer Dave Pederson (Executive Producer, Academy Award Nominated Documentary Film - “Supersize Me”).
A member of the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing for twenty years, he has also served that organization as a member of the board of directors and as a member of the journal committee. From 1991 through 1995, Mr. Romano acted as a certified amateur judge, judging boxing matches throughout the New York area, including the prestigious New York Golden Gloves finals held annually in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Other boxing related experience includes his involvement with the Westchester Boxing Amateur Association, as recording secretary, his work as an assistant with Land of Legends, a sports collectors business, where he interacted with such high-profile boxing celebrities as Jake La Motta and Ken Norton, and his current position as the educational advisor for a boxing gym in Saugus, Ma.
In 2016, Mr. Romano completed his second book The Broadcast of Boxing on Radio and Television: Their Golden Years -1921-1964; publication pending.