|Buffer on Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr and more
By Johnny Benz, DoghouseBoxing (Nov 7, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com
In a recent release sent to us here at DoghouseBoxing, famed Boxing announcer Michael Buffer, who will be announcing the Joe Calzaghe vs Roy Jones Jr. fight, reflected on some great events from his past.
Buffer, who is absolutely adored and admired by the Boxing world, truly is a walking piece of History. In regards to to the biggest event he has presided over, Buffer's choice is last year's battle between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Buffer stated De La Hoya vs Mayweather Jr was an "awesome event with record PPV buys...HBO's ''24/7"" was a work of art preparing the fans."
Buffer never expected that becoming a Ring Announcer would end up being his career, so he has never kept a record of how many title fights he has done, but puts it somewhere in the range of 500 to 600 bouts.
The most insane* bout took place in the Philippines. Buffer, with fond memories of the event stated that Manny Pacquiao is treated like a ''GOD'' in his native country. (*Please note, by insane... meaning the atmosphere at the event.)
So just how did Buffer enter the ring to become the world's most famous announcer? Buffer stated: "I loved boxing but couldn't afford a ticket, so I figured I could get in if I was a ring announcer. I was modeling at the time and doing some commercials, so my looks really got me the job because I had no experience or vocal training."
Buffer will officially start the action this Saturday at Madison Square Garden when Jones Jr. and Calzaghe finaly meet one another.
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