When it comes to build up the hype for a boxing match, the legendary ring announcer, Michael Buffer, has been a front man for a very long time. Hearing "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" has always made fans go crazy. So, let's dive deeper and take a look at 5 facts about Michael Buffer.
In 2008, Buffer was diagnosed and treated for throat cancer. This could literally ended Buffers career as an announcer. However, a follow-up diagnosis revealed that a far less invasive surgery, one that would save his voice, would only be required.
Unlike wealthy professional boxers such as Floyd Mayweather, and Manny Pacquiao, Buffer doesn't need to get punched in the face to earn a large sum. He has a net worth of over $400 million.
Before settling on his traditional “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble,” Buffer had tried: ‘Man your battlestations, because we’re going to war’, ‘Batten down the hatches’, ‘Fasten your seatbelts’, and more.
Michael Buffer is not the only Buffer famous for being an announcer. His half brother, Bruce Buffer, is quite well-known as the sweet voice of the octagon. Bruce Buffer is the announcer for the UFC.
After his parents divorced and his father joined the army, Buffer was put into the Pennsylvania foster system. It wasn’t until his biological father saw Buffer on television in 1998 that he reached out to his son and they were finally reunited.