Has developed a reputation as one of Canada's most successful boxing broadcasters.
Widely acclaimed as the guru of Canadian boxing, Russ Anber has built his career as Canada's most successful boxing analyst upon a solid foundation of coaching excellence at both the professional and amateur level. Anber has seen his fighters wear both World Championship belts as well as Championship Medals and is as likely to be found in the corner of a 12 year-old hopeful fighting in front of friends and family as he is before a capacity crowd in a sold-out arena.
Anber's name has become synonymous with big fights in this country. TV work has included host, researcher and writer of ESPN Classic Canada's weekly boxing shows "HBO Boxing Classics" and "Classic Night at the Fights".
Anber lends his expertise and guides fans not only on what to watch for, but also puts things into their proper historical perspective. It is that expertise that has had Anber riding shotgun as co-host of boxing coverage during three Olympics, four Commonwealth Games as well as numerous World and National Amateur Boxing Championships.
Russ is called upon for his straight from the hip, no nonsense analysis of the biggest names the sport has to offer. Russ Anber reached the pinnacle of a coach's career in 1997 when he guided Otis Grant to the WBO World Middleweight title in Sheffield, England. In 1996 Russ attained a coaching milestone as he sent 3 athletes to the '96 Olympic Games.