Last week during Showtime’s telecast of the Anthony Joshua/Dominic Breazeale bout, Deontay Wilder was in studio with Barry Tompkins and Steve Farhood. The whole time that the three men were on set together, I couldn’t help but be in awe of the size difference between Wilder and Tompkins.
Barry Tompkins is an amazing boxing commentator. He is highly underrated for his work in broadcasting. He has been in the business for more than 50 years, which is absolutely incredible. But he may want to have a word with Showtime’s program director and cameraman about the angles they use when filming.
They used a full-framed shot that had me giggling the entire time that the three were on camera together. Deontay Wilder’s massive 6’7” frame in contrast to the 76 year-old Tompkins, makes Tompkins look like an elder statesman of the Lollipop Guild.
The Showtime team worked well together and had some insightful commentary on the heavyweight division, but I was laughing so hard at the size disparity between Wilder and Tompkins that I had a hard time focusing on their conversation.
The folks at Showtime may want to think about using a medium shot the next time they have Wilder and Tompkins in studio together.