Longtime WWE announcer Jim Ross will be taking his voice talents back to the boxing world. If you’ll recall, “Good Ol’ J.R.” called a few fights for Fox Sports in 2014.
The Associated Press has announced that the WWE Hall of Famer has signed with CBS Sports as a boxing announcer and will cover the “Knockout Night at the D” on March 12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. The event is scheduled to be the first of eight monthly events that will be broadcast by the network.
”I can’t overnight become a boxing expert,” Ross told The Associated Press. ”There will be learned boxing fans, longtime fans, that are going know infinitely more about boxing than I do, and I have no problem with that. My strengths are storytelling and getting you to know the fighter, and then bringing that spontaneity, that voice that cuts through the clutter.”
Joining Ross on the commentating team will be longtime boxing color commentator Al Bernstein.
”Jim is an iconic broadcaster who comes from a different kind of telecast, but has already shown in brief forays into boxing that he is well studied and very respectful of the sport,” Bernstein said. ”And, he brings to boxing the same wit and larger than life personality that has endeared him to wrestling viewers. It will be great fun to work with him.”
The main event for Jim Ross’ first telecast is a 10-round junior welterweight bout between Zab Judah and Josh Torres.
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