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The Commentary Team For Mayweather-McGregor Has Been Confirmed

The Commentary Team For Mayweather-McGregor Has Been Confirmed

Showtime have confirmed that they'll go with their regular boxing broadcast team for Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor on August 26th.

MMA fans shouldn't be too disappointed, however; Showtime's lead boxing commentator is none other than Mauro Ranallo, who most prominently known among MMA fans as the voice of Pride Fighting Championships PPV broadcasts between 2003 and 2006, before commentating on Strikeforce before its acquisition by the UFC in 2013.

Other non-boxing fans may recognise Ranallo as the former lead announcer for WWE Smackdown, though the Canadian departed in March 2017 for personal reasons.

Affectionately nicknamed 'The Bipolar Rock and Roller' has been commentator on Showtime Championship boxing since 2012, and recently called both of Carl Frampton's WBA World featherweight title fights versus Leo Santa Cruz.

Joining Ranallo for Mayweather-McGregor will be Host Brian Custer, Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and ringside reporter Jim Gray, as well as colour analyst and former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi - all of whom are widely recognised some of the finest in their respective fields.

Recent Hall of Fame inductee Steve Farhood will be the unofficial scorer at the T-Mobile Arena.

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Showtime spokesman Chris DeBlasio also confirmed that the broadcast will include a number of "guest announcers" believed to be UFC analysts, although Joe Rogan recently suggested he will not be involved in the broadcast due to it being a boxing match.

SEE ALSO: Michael Buffer Shoots Down Dream Scenario For Mayweather-McGregor

Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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