Hall of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein has worked over 100 pay per view events, but the one he will announce on SHOWTIME PPV Saturday December 1 will feature two of the biggest fighters in one ring among all those shows—in size and personality. Al said, “Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are both huge men in the ring, but they are super sized outside the ring with big personalities. The combination of both of those things makes this event exciting.” The SHOWTIME PPV telecast from the Staples Center will begin at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST with a four fight card also featuring the return of WBA/IBF 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn.
Bernstein said, “ The heavyweight division has regained its footing as an important part of the sport’s appeal in the last couple of years.” He added, “This bout offers us an intriguing match-up of Fury, who previously had the lineal heavyweight title, against Wilder, who is defending his title for the 8th time and is thought of as perhaps the most dangerous puncher in boxing. They bring contrasting styles to this match-up as well as undefeated records. You can’t ask for much more than that.”
“SHOWTIME Boxing has had an amazing year in 2018 and this historically important PPV heavyweight title match brings a fitting close to the year,” Bernstein said.
IN OTHER NEWS:
*For the second year in a row Bernstein will serve as master of ceremonies for the USA Amateur Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The
event will be held on Friday, December 7 in Salt Lake City. The inductees are: 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and professional world champ Andre Ward, 1988 Silver
medalist and pro champion Roy Jones Jr, legendary amateur and professional trainer Emanuel Steward, 2 time Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields, and long
respected USA Amateur ring official Tom Cleary.
*Al returns to the musical stage on Thursday, December 20 when he again performs at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas. He’ll pay tribute to the “Champions
of The American Songbook” in shows from 6-10 p.m. Joining Al on stage will be his son, singer/songwriter Wes Bernstein.