- Erica Blackburn
Check out who will be giving play by play for the Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight
SHOWTIME has announced an all-star team of International Boxing Hall of Famers, sports personalities and sports media commentators to present the blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV® event headlined by Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley on Sunday, August 29th from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
For the telecast, sportscaster Brian Custer will host alongside commentators Logan Paul and BELLATOR MMA featherweight world champion AJ McKee. At ringside, combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo and International Boxing Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein will call the action. Mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani will operate as a special guest analyst at ringside and post-fight interviews.
Personality and MMA reporter Phoenix Carnevale will serve as a roving reporter, providing behind-the-scenes access to the event and pre-fight interviews with the fighters and celebrities in attendance. The in-ring announcer will be International Boxing Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr., and Cleveland’s very own electronic dance music artist, E-V, will be responsible for the music at the event.
Barstool Sports President Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy and the host of its hit podcast Pardon My Take Dan “Big Cat” Katz will join the team as part of a unique and fully integrated sponsorship from Barstool Sportsbook, the official sports betting partner of the event. In addition to the exclusive category sponsorship and the in-arena and telecast branding, Barstool Sportsbook will have a branded desk on the set in the arena and Barstool’s two most popular personalities Portnoy and Big Cat will host sports betting segments throughout the telecast.
The five-fight SHOWTIME PPV event will feature a complete undercard of world-class professional boxing including Puerto Rican star and WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defending her titles against super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado of Mexico. Former junior welterweight world champion Ivan Baranchyk will step into the ring to face the unbeaten Cleveland-native Montana Love. Heavyweight Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois will face Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Tommy “TNT” Fury will square off against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight to open the telecast.