Michael Buffer confirms retirement was on the cards until DAZN stepped in

RINGSIDE 31/01/2019

📸 Lawrence Lustig

On the latest episode of Sweet Scientists: Ak & Barak, the most famous voice in boxing Michael Buffer gets ready to rumble.

Buffer was at Madison Square Garden to talk about the most transcendent moments of his career, the great Muhammad Ali.

Plus, his dream matchups for 2019.

The full episode of Sweet Scientists: Ak & Barak and more Ak & Barak bonus content is available now, exclusively on DAZN.

Michael Buffer

Ak & Barak asked Buffer who he would like to see fight in 2019, “Naturally we all want to see (Anthony) Joshua fight Tyson Fury or (Deontay) Wilder,” said Michael Buffer.

“I’d like to see Canelo fight Demetrius (Andrade) or ‘Miracle Man’ Danny Jacobs. With those two scenarios of heavyweight and middleweights, undisputed champions, that’s what we all want.

We want someone with an undisputed championship.”

“I’m 74 and I actually thought about retirement at the end of 2019. Then I started working for Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” Buffer says when talking about retirement.

“I love working for these guys, and (they told me in 2018) we got something special coming up that we have to talk to you about soon, and DAZN, Matchroom joint project, and made it exclusive. So as soon as I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.”

Sweet Scientists: Ak & Barak is DAZN’s weekly boxing show which reviews the sport’s top headlines and engages with some of the biggest names in and around boxing.

Ak (Akin Reyes) and Barak (Barak Bess) have interviewed the crème de la crème of boxing stars. Such as heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua and middleweight king Canelo Alvarez. Plus pound-for-pound star Vasyl Lomachenko, Hall of Fame prize fighter and promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

Finally, hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

You can check out new episodes and previous interviews with Ak & Barak on the DAZN app, DAZN.com and DAZN social channels.