Showtime reveals broadcast team for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor super fight
The voices calling the action for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor have been unveiled just days after the mega-fight was announced.
Showtime, who will promote the fight on pay-per-view, announced the team via the Sporting News on Friday.
Veteran play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo, who is well recognized by mixed martial arts fans for his work in PRIDE Fighting Championships as well as Strikeforce, will be calling the action when Mayweather meets McGregor on Aug. 26.
Ranallo has been the lead voice for Showtime since 2012, but he’ll be a familiar face for the MMA enthusiasts tuning in to watch McGregor in his first ever professional boxing match.
Veteran color commentators Al Berstein and former boxing champion Paulie Maglianaggi will provide analysis for the fight from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Jim Gray will serve as the ringside reporter with Steve Farhood acting as the unofficial scorer for the fight. Brian Custer will be the host for the evening’s pay-per-view broadcast on Showtime.
The broadcast will also feature some analysts from the world of mixed martial arts, but those names have not been announced as of yet.
UFC president Dana White revealed earlier this week that the promotion would be completely hands off for the Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view broadcast with Showtime handling all of the production for the broadcast.
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