Thursday, September 06, 2012
'Too Sharp' Johnson Named to Showtime Broadcast Team!
(Photo courtesy of Mysanantonio.com)
International Boxing Hall of Famer and DC sports legend Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson has been named to the Showtime Boxing Broadcast team and will serve as an expert analyst this Saturday, September 8 on the network's coverage of the title bout for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight championship between Lucas Matthysse and Olusegun Ajose.
The bout will be shown at 9 PM ET from the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The co-feature will be a 10-round contest between J'Leon Love and Ramon Valenzuela. The original main event, a junior welterweight title bout between champion Randall Bailey and challenger Devon Alexander was scratched because Bailey suffered an injury.
The former three-time world champion is not a rookie to broadcasting as he has served as an expert analyst on many boxing telecasts in the Washington, DC area over the years. One of his broadcast partners will be Al Bernstein who was in the same IBHOF 2012 induction class with Johnson. The other member of the team will be Mauro Ranallo, who is known for his work on Showtime's Strikeforce MMA series.
BATB spoke to Johnson recently about this new assignment. Here is that interview.