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Kenny To Join Lewis, Goossen For FOX's Wilder-Ortiz Show

FOX Sports’ team of announcers will be slightly different for the network’s Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz pay-per-view show Saturday night.

BoxingScene.com has learned that Brian Kenny will work as FOX’s blow-by-blow announcer, alongside analysts Lennox Lewis and Joe Goossen, when those heavyweights square off again for Wilder’s WBC title at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Kenny Albert usually fills the blow-by-blow role for FOX, though Kenny worked several boxing broadcasts for FOX from 2015-18.

Kenny, a fixture for MLB Network and former ESPN host, also works for DAZN as a blow-by-blow man. Lewis, a former heavyweight champion, and Goossen, a veteran trainer, have regularly worked FOX’s telecasts since the network’s new deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions launched last December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Kenny, Lewis and Goossen will call four fights as part of FOX Sports’ pay-per-view event Saturday night. The pay-per-view portion of the Wilder-Ortiz undercard is set to start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The action is scheduled to begin with a 12-rounder between Brandon Figueroa (20-0, 15 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, and Mexico’s Julio Ceja (32-4, 28 KOs). They’ll fight for Figueroa’s WBA super bantamweight title.

In another 12-rounder on pay-per-view, Mexico’s Luis Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) will oppose Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12 KOs). Rodriguez will try to bounce back from a second-round knockout defeat to IBF/WBA bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) in his last fight, May 19 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In the bout before Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) and Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs, 2 NC) fight again, three-division champion Leo Santa Cruz will make his debut in the 130-pound division. Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs), of Rosemead, California, is set to face Houston’s Miguel Flores (24-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the WBA’s “super” 130-pound crown.

The suggested retail price to watch Wilder-Ortiz in HD is $74.95.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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Comment by El_Mero on 11-19-2019

[QUOTE=Travis scott;20196479]Mad nobody watches dazn huh[/QUOTE] I dont know whats funnier, your weirdo "rap name" or your weirdo assumptions. I havent paid for any ppv/sub, etc. in YEARS. Spending money on sucker-sh.it is for you and the rest of the…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 11-19-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20196550]I have no clue how Antonio Tarver isn't working for any network.[/QUOTE] Seriously. He was great with Showtime, but seemed to have disappeared after the Kayode draw and the PED test results that followed. Without a shadow of doubt, he'd…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 11-19-2019

[QUOTE=sicko;20196343]He will push PBC Narrative Now? He was better as a HOST, not a good Play By Play IMO just way too Bias on DAZN for me Boxing needs NEW Talent New Voices! I LOVED that PBC added Marcos Villegas…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 11-18-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20196550]I have no clue how Antonio Tarver isn't working for any network.[/QUOTE] ... are you being serious?

Comment by IBOX4LIFE on 11-18-2019

Some of you should actually read the article because it is clearly not talking about Brian Kenny but Kenny Albert.

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