THE VOICE OF BOXING: Michael Buffer
WORLD FAMOUS ring MC Michael Buffer is excited about the prospects of British boxers Kell Brook and Anthony Joshua.
Buffer will call the fighters to the ring on a huge night of boxing at The O2 in London on May 30.
The Hall Of Fame ring MC returns to the UK for another evening of world class boxing which features IBF world welterweight champion Brook against domestic foe Frankie Gavin.
Buffer was in Sheffield in March when Brook made the first defence of his crown where he destroyed mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan inside four rounds, and the legendary voice of boxing cannot wait to get to London for an epic night of action which includes a huge step up for Olympic heavyweight hero Joshua who takes on Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson – one of seven title fights on the monster bill.
“I can't believe Kell is back in the ring in just two months since his KO victory over Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield,” said Buffer. “In this day and age of ring politics and twice a year fighting title holders that just doesn't happen often enough.
"It shows that he's completely serious about being a fighting champion whose ultimate goal is to unify the welterweight titles and be known as the undisputed champion. If he continues at this pace he can claim the crown of 'The People's Champ' by taking on any and all challengers.
“This time around though, he faces stiff competition from Frankie Gavin. The Birmingham man was also on the Sheffield card back in March and he too, doesn't want to sit around, collecting dust, so he's more than happy to have a chance at a World championship. He has 22 victories in 23 fights with over half of those wins by KO. I can't wait to see this bout. As a fan, I'm blown away by the card Matchroom Boxing has put together.
DOMESTIC SCRAP: Kell Brook
“Looking at the line-up leading up to the three world championships and three British title fights, I found out that undefeated heavyweight Anthony Joshua is fighting the granite chinned Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on this card and I'm really intrigued with this contest.
“Joshua is 12 and 0, all early KOs. Johnson has six losses on his resume, but he has never been stopped – ever – and he's gone twelve with monster punchers Tyson Fury and Vitali Klitschko. Neither of whom could put him away. Don't forget, Johnson does have 29 wins with 14 KOs. What will happen if Joshua has to go past the third or fourth round with the veteran from Atlanta, Georgia makes this a must see heavyweight bout. Man, this fight has my attention!”
Buffer has been quoted many times regarding the support and loyalty of the boxing fans in the UK and had this to say about what they can expect with this upcoming fight card.
“It's events like this that build and enforce the fierce loyalty of fight fans across the UK,” said Buffer. “It's such a great top to bottom line-up of fights. I think we have six twelve round title fights scheduled with more excellent supporting fights on the undercard including the Joshua fight. The place will be jumping and the fans will get their money's worth. Just pack some sandwiches and bring the family.”
PROSPECT: Anthony Joshua