I just watched his call of Cassius Clay-Doug Jones yesterday and found out he died Sunday.
I really liked Chris a lot as an announcer with his smooth baritone voice and non hyper delivery.
He called some major fights including Liston-Patterson, and Mike Weaver KO of Carl "Truth" Williams-(a classic call) but my favorite was his job of covering Mike Rossman's bringing the lightheavyweight title back to America with his 13th round TKO of Victor Galindez in New Orleans.
I even used to watch his Professional Bowler's Tour coverage before the big fights on Saturday afternoon's Wide World of Sports. He wasn't a smarmy self-professed know-it-all with a tuxedo on at ringside who thought he was something special like our present group of announcers on major pay networks. He just called the action as he saw it. He wasn't as good as Don Dunphy; but he was better than Steve Ellis or Jack Drees and Chris was light years better than Howard Cosell ever was.