Brian Mazique of Forbes News, the full broadcast team for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match has been revealed, and fans of Showtime Boxing should be familiar with the crew.
Mauro Ranallo, who recently signed on with Bellator MMA and previously worked with Strikeforce and the WWE will handle the play-by-play. Legendary boxing analyst and Hall of Famer Al Bernstein will provide the color analysis along with former world champion Paulie Malignaggi.
Veteran ringside reporter Jim Gray will handle his normal duties, while Steve Farhood will be the unofficial ringside scorer and Brian Custer will host the card. This is the exact team that handles all of Showtime Boxing’s major events.
Because the event will be televised via Showtime pay-per-view these selections were the most logical.
Ranallo is known for his quick wit, golden voice and rapid-fire pop culture references. He is massively respected in most combat sports communities. Bernstein is one of the most iconic boxing voices and personalities on the scene.
He’s impartial and his presence delivers an element of authenticity to any event–even one as lopsided as this one. Of all the fighters turned analyst, the ones who have done the best work on the mic have been Andre Ward, Bobby Czyz and Malignaggi.
Many fighters understand the sport, but not all of them have the ability to articulate it in a way that fight fans can digest. Malignaggi has that gift.
Love or hate Gray, he asks the questions that people want to know the answers to and he’s not as dramatic or exploitative as others who have done his job in the past. He’s also had a great rapport with Mayweather which doesn’t hurt his chances of retaining his gig for this event.
Farhood is as impartial as Bernstein and he almost always delivers a logical scorecard. Last but certainly not least is the uber professional Custer. Beyond the fact that he has overcome illness to become one of the faces of Showtime Boxing, he’s also pretty darn good at his job.
His interviews before bouts with fighters and his hot takes after fights legitimize him as a boxing guy.
Overall, this is a strong team for a mega event that will almost certainly prove to be less entertaining than the build up, but who am I kidding? I’m still going to be watching.
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