Who Will Call Benavidez-Plant?



Who Will Call Benavidez-Plant?

It’s a Showtime PPV, so that means sportscaster and “The Last Stand” podcaster Brian Custer will host the SHOWTIME PPV telecast on Saturday evening.

Brian Custer will steer the ship 

Also, combat sports voice Mauro Ranallo will handle the blow-by-blow action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and three-division world champion Abner Mares.

Three more Hall of Famers will also contribute—ringside reporter Jim Gray, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr. and boxing historian Steve Farhood, former editor of KO, as unofficial scorer.

Affability paired with credibility; Farhood is a credit to the sport

Sportscaster Alejandro Luna will call the action in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) with former world champion and SHOBOX: The New Generation commentator Raúl “El Diamante” Marquez serving as color anslyst.

Four-time Emmy® Award winner David Dinkins, Jr. will executive-produce the telecast with Bob Dunphy, son of Hall of Fame boxing announcer Don Dunphy, directing.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.