LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2012). Nick Cannon, award winning actor, comedian, multi-media mogul, TV and radio show host takes his announcing skills to the boxing ring as the official ring announcer for the highly anticipated Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Championship showdown, set to take place September 8 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and televised live on HBO® World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Cannon, CEO of NCredible Entertainment who can currently be seen weekly on NBC’s hit talent show “America’s Got Talent” as well as heard on his own nationally syndicated weekend Top 40 Countdown radio show, ‘Cannon’s Countdown’ is thrilled to be bringing his on-air “emcee” skills to sports fans in the arena and watching worldwide.
“As a huge fight fan and follower of the sport, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be the ring announcer and introduce these two incredible fighters to the fans at Oracle Arena and everyone watching LIVE at home on HBO,” said Cannon. “It’s going to be an unforgettable event.”
“Ward vs. Dawson – World Champions – Made In America” on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions in association with Antonio Leonard Productions and SOG Promotions and sponsored by Corona, City of Oakland, Azad Watches and 95.7 The Game.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25 (plus fees) are available for purchase at the Oracle Arena box office or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Read about Ward and Cannon meeting over the weekend (Oakland Tribune): ‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon turns ring announcer at world champions fight in Oakland