Jimmy Lennon Jr. to call Nielsen v Markussen grudge match
World-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. rarely swaps the squared circle of the MGM Grand or Madison Square Garden for a Danish ring but when he does you can guarantee it is for something special.
His last appearances were for two of the biggest bouts in Danish boxing history: Mikkel Kessler vs. Carl Froch in Herning as part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic in April 2010, and of course Brian Nielsen’s heavyweight showdown with ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson in Copenhagen in October 2001.
Six years after his last appearance, the man with the iconic ‘Its Show Time!’ catchphrase, returns to the Danish capital on December 12 for the massive ‘Bad Blood’ battle between Patrick Nielsen and Rudy Markussen, a fight being built as the biggest between two Danish fighters in recent memory.
“It’s been a great year for boxing and it’s great to be back calling such an event in Copenhagen,’’ said Lennon Jr. ‘’I know both fighters well and it seems like one of those classic grudge fights with everything at stake. A win for either man can propel them to a World title challenge in 2016. I’m expecting a red-hot atmosphere in a sold out Brondby Hallen on December 12.’’
Lennon Jr., who called the Las Vegas mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio in May, will be flying in to grace the weigh-in on Friday, December 11. Even the man who has witnessed countless events around the world admits this will be an interesting stare-down between Denmark’s two top fighters. ‘’There is a real intensity to this fight and this is something I definitely don’t want to miss,’’ says the Californian.
Limited tickets for Bad Blood: Patrick Nielsen vs. Rudy Markussen are available online via billetlugen.dk or by calling (+45) 75 263 267. The fight will be shown live and exclusive on Pay-Per-View in Denmark on Viasat and Viaplay. More information on how to access the fight will be released shortly.