Legendary ring announcer, Michael Buffer will reportedly pocket £4 million for announcing the entrances of Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
The Philadelphia native charges big bucks for the massive clashes and Joshua’s showdown is set to be the biggest of 2017.
Reports estimate Buffer is worth anywhere between £120 million and £326 million with the 72-year-old’s skills in high demand.
Buffer was on hand to announce Tony Bellew’s fight with David Haye and will take on the responsibility of stirring a 90,000-strong Wembley crowd on Saturday.
The legend has announced a thousand fights by his count and left behind a career in modeling to do the job full time.
Buffer has had to battle throat cancer in recent years and revealed just how seriously he takes his beloved job.
‘After making my notes in the afternoon, I usually visit the fighters in their dressing rooms before they go out,’ Buffer told the Daily Mail.
‘I check what colour trunks they’ll be wearing and sometimes the pronunciation of their names, particularly if they’re from eastern Europe or Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia.
‘I’ll make sure I write those out phonetically.
‘Some guys’ names I love announcing. I actually gave Mike Tyson his ‘Iron Mike’ nickname…’ Buffer pauses momentarily and switches to announcer mode.
‘Tyyyyyyyy-soooooon!’ he booms, knowing that we are alone in his hotel lounge.
‘Evander ‘Real Deal’ Hoooooooooolyfield!’ That’s another fun one to say.
‘One of my current favourites is ‘Anthonyyyyyyyyyyy’ – I drag that out forever then pause for the crowd – ‘Joshhhhhuaaaaaaaa!’