WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has signed a deal with CBS Sports to become a boxing play-by-play commentator. Ross will make his debut on March 12 at the “Knockouts at the D” event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Events Center.
“I never said I was retired,” Ross told Dan Gelston of the AP. “I never found the gig that fit what I needed. The need wasn’t just the money. It wasn’t the money. The need was, can I do something that I feel at this stage of my life, at 64 — what can I do that, I’m motivated to get up and go to work, get on that plane again, pack the bag again, check in the hotel again? It’s got to be a fun project.” Read the full story at BigAPStory.com.
Powell’s POV: Ross will be paired with veteran color commentator Al Bernstein for the March 12 event that is headlined by Zab Judah vs. Josh Torres. Ross has additional quotes in the story, and his broadcast partner Bernstein also spoke about being paired with Ross. JR will also be making his debut as the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS on March 4.
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