Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer has made another momentus mistake in a high-profile match-up, a second in successive weeks.
Buffer, who is well-loved for his, ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble’ catchphrase, called the Carlos Cuadras v Juan Estrada fight wrong last Saturday at the StubHub Center by amazingly naming the former as the winner.
Estrada was the rightful victor on the cards and a red-faced Buffer was forced to apologise on the night.
This time around, Buffer began welcoming Gennady Golovkin for the SECOND time at the Las Vegas weigh-in for the Kazakh’s battle with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.
As Canelo waited on the sidelines for Buffer to introduce him, the 72 year-old once again began calling out Golovkin’s record as if the current middleweight king was on his way.
In fact, Golovkin was already on stage as a bemused Canelo made his way to the scales, only to be noticed by Buffer at the last minute.
Even the fact a video montage of Canelo was being played to the packed MGM Grand crowd didn’t shake Buffer, who was again put himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Golovkin and Canelo both weighed in bang on the 160 pound limit and looked in magnificent shape for their imminent encounter.