(Photo Credit: Alexis Cuarezma/HBO) OAKLAND (Sept. 5, 2012) – Nick Cannon, award winning actor, comedian, multi-media mogul, TV and radio show host will officially enter the boxing world this weekend when he hosts the final weigh-in and acts as the official ring announcer for the Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Championship showdown this Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 respectively.
Fans can catch the weigh-in live on a variety of top internet outlets as well as see Cannon step into the ring as announcer at Oracle Arena in Oakland or live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The Oracle Arena doors open on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with the first fight beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday’s weigh-in will take place at 2:30 p.m. during a FANFEST at Oakland City Center, which will happen from noon to 6:00 p.m. Both events are FREE and open to the public.
“I am happy that I am going to be in the building [Oracle Arena]. They have me doing that announcing and I haven’t done that before,” said Cannon during his visit at Ward’s gym on Friday, Aug. 17. “I am just honored to be invited to do it. I have to do the job for reaI…I can’t be stuttering.” Continue reading