NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Jim Ross, best known as a longtime play-by-play voice for World Wrestling Entertainment, has signed on to be a boxing play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports.
His debut will be March 12, the first of eight scheduled monthly events at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center called "Knockout Night at the D." It will be Ross' first regular broadcasting gig since he filled in on WWE broadcasts following Jerry Lawler's heart attack in 2012.
The 64-year-old Ross is still quite popular. His catchphrases from his wrestling days can still be recited on demand by his fans. "Business is about to pick up," ''Good God almighty" and "It's gonna be a slobberknocker" are among the most famous.
Ross says he is excited to transfer his energy and style to a different ring.