With his tuxedo image and famous trademarked phrase, Michael Buffer is one of the most recognized faces in the world of sports and entertainment due to his 20 plus years of announcing many of the biggest championship boxing events with "LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!" (hereinafter referred to as LGRTR).
Mr. Buffer announces internationally for many different sports, entertainment, corporate and private events often utilizing "LGRTR!". He is considered the "Premier Sports and Entertainment Announcer" by millions of fans worldwide. He is in high demand internationally for TV/Film/Radio voice-over work, as a product spokesperson, TV commercials and special personal appearances for sports, entertainment, corporate events and special promotions.
"LGRTR!" is known as the "clarion call to the pure integrity of the competitive spirit", promoting an "adrenalin boosting, positive will to win attitude!" in the hearts and minds of fans of all ages.
Many NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams create a higher level of excitement playing Mr. Buffer's "LGRTR!" and the player introductions before the start of their home games through special recordings or the licensed use of him voicing his famous phrase from the CD titled ESPN Jock Jams Vol. 1. The Buffer Partnership is consistently inundated with requests for personal appearances or special voice tapes by Professional Sports Teams, Minor League Teams and Collegiate Teams representing all sports, along with numerous corporate functions, T.V. shows, movies such as Rocky 6, 2012, Don't Mess With the Zohan, Love and Drugs and more plus cartoons (such as the Fox Network T.V. show, "The Simpsons" and Comedy Central's "SouthPark") and various private functions.
Mr. Buffer's international exposure is huge, with Europe being his largest market outside the U.S. Michael Buffer has established himself as an American sports icon and his "Let's Get Ready to Rumble"" trademark phrase, surpassing over $400,000,000 in retail sales of its licensed and branded products, has firmly positioned itself as a part of American Culture.
'Let's Get Ready to Rumble' Worth $400M After Throat Cancer, Michael Buffer Keeps His Unmistakable Voice :: By JOHN BERMAN and MICHAEL MILBERGER
When Hollywood producers cast a ring announcer in a boxing scene, they know there's only one man who can properly play the role: Michael Buffer.
Cast in more than 20 movies and television shows, from "Rocky" to "South Park" to the new movie "2012," Buffer, 65, gives the scene an authenticity viewers demand.
His booming voice, dashing good looks and natural charisma demand attention, while his catchphrase 'Let's Get Ready to Rumble,' makes him unforgettable. Read more