Crystina Poncher and Mikaela Mayer will make historical past in August — whereas standing outdoors the ring as an alternative of inside it.
When Mayer and Poncher name the worldwide broadcast of the Joshua Franco-Andrew Moloney card Aug. 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they’re going to develop into the primary all-female broadcast group to name a boxing match.
“We have each labored extraordinarily arduous to boost the profile of ladies in our sport,” Mayer mentioned in a information launch Thursday. “And that is proof that our arduous work has not gone unnoticed. I wish to thank Prime Rank and ESPN for supporting the expansion of ladies in boxing and serving to us to interrupt extra boundaries.”
Poncher has been the primary undercard play-by-play commentator for Prime Rank and has finished important card play-by-play on worldwide broadcasts. It’s going to be Mayer’s second analyst job. The WBO junior light-weight champion was a part of ESPN’s Could 22 broadcast of the Josh Taylor-Jose Ramirez junior welterweight title battle.
In addition to Franco-Moloney, the cardboard will characteristic Arnold Barboza Jr.-Antonio Moran in a junior welterweight match and the skilled debut of Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali.
“I am excited to be part of this historic evening within the sport of boxing,” Poncher mentioned within the launch. “I’ve all the time strived to interrupt via obstacles and be a pacesetter for ladies in boxing, significantly in the case of broadcasting.”