Award Winning Actor, Comedian and America’s Got Talent (AGT) Host
To Serve as Announcer for Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson Official Weigh-In and World Championship Bout on Saturday from Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA and live on HBO® World Championship Boxing
Andre Ward (left) and entertainment personality Nick Cannon (right) meet at Ward’s gym in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 17. Cannon will act as announcer for Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson Official Weigh-In on Friday, Sept. 7 and World Championship Bout on Saturday, Sept. 8. Photo Credit: Alexis Cuarezma/HBO
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HBO Boxing: One on One with Andre Ward and Nick Cannon
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 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.”
“The good thing about you is that you have personality and you know how to turn it on,” said Ward in response. “You’ve got some spunk. You know how to turn it on. I am not worried about you.”
Ward vs. Dawson – World Champions – “Made In America” takes place 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, Oakland Tribune, Azad Watches and 95.7 The Game.
Cannon, who announced via his Twitter @nickcannon that he is making his ring announcing debut at the Ward vs. Dawson event, will call the weights for the main event fighters including the explosive co-featured World Championship bout between the champion from Mexico, Antonio DeMarco vs. California’s John Molina Jr., as well as Ward vs. Dawson.
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.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25 and are available for purchase online at www.oraclearena.com, www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the ORACLE Arena box office.