CWM Cyclone is delighted to confirm the greatest ring announcer of them all, Michael Buffer, will be the master of ceremonies in Belfast on February 28 calling IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton and challenger Chris Avalos to the ring at the Odyssey Arena, sponsored by CWM FX.
Buffer, whose catch phrase “let’s get ready to rumble” is known throughout the world, has announced some of the greatest fighters of the modern era, from George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Roberto Duran to Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
As his legend has grown Buffer has become as famous as the boxers with whom he shares a ring. Always impeccably groomed, Buffer is synonymous with the very best in world championship boxing, conferring on the occasion a heightened sense of grandeur and importance.
The rise to prominence of Frampton, the world’s most exciting super bantam, has drawn Buffer to a Belfast ring for the first time. His starring role at the top of The World Is Not Enough bill is a fitting emblem on the night ITV returns to big time boxing with the first live broadcast in five years going out on its flagship platform.
Buffer said: “I’m looking forward to an awesome visit to Belfast. It will be my second visit but the first time working as a fight night MC and it couldn’t possibly be any grander than being at one of Carl Frampton’s title defences.
“Hall of Fame former world champion Barry McGuigan and his Cyclone Promotions featuring The Jackal’s fights have been getting well known around the boxing world as drop dead exciting events. For me, there is nothing that can compare to a roaring, passionate crowd at a world championship fight. Frampton’s fights are just everything the true sports fan dreams of.”
CWM Cyclone CEO Barry McGuigan, said: “Michael Buffer is the voice of boxing. To have the most famous ring announcer in the world come to Belfast demonstrates not only the calibre of global attraction Carl Frampton has become but the quality of the events CWM Cyclone put on. Both are world class. The Belfast crowd and the viewers at home on ITV are in for a real treat.”
Frampton said: “It’s great that Michael Buffer will be announcing my fight, he is one of the biggest names in the sport. It doesn’t get much bigger than Michael Buffer announcing your World title fight live on ITV!”
The World Is Not Enough, Frampton vs Avalos, sponsored by CWM FX, will be screened live and exclusively on ITV on Saturday the 28th of February. The action-packed undercard for this World title fight plus the full build-up to Frampton vs Avalos will be live on ITV4.
The last remaining tickets for The World Is Not Enough, Frampton vs Avalos, sponsored by CWM FX, are on sale now at Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.ie or 0844 277 4455 – and the Odyssey Arena Box Office (028 9073 9074).
For VIP and Ringside tickets please call 0845 900 3765.