Why Is Michael Buffer Not Announcing?
However, Buffer has never served as HBO's official ring announcer. He performed independent work for promoters whose fights were shown on the network but could not make announcements due to DAZN's exclusivity.
The renowned emcee has now inked an exclusive contract with a broadcasting platform, the recently formed streaming service, DAZN. That indicates that his time on HBO is over.
Due to this new contract, the 73-year-old ring announcer who was inducted into boxing's Hall of Fame in 2012 would be traveling more. Several fights promoted by Matchroom Boxing, a significant UK promoter, will be shown on DAZN.
One of Buffer's career highlights was calling the Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight championship match in front of a 90,000-person audience at London's Wembley Stadium in 2017.