Garcia vs Morales II: Austin Trout, Joe Cortez to join Showtime commentary team

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Austin Trout and Joe Cortez will join Mauro Ranallo, Al Bernstein, and Brian Kenny for commentary this Saturday night on Showtime.

Showtime Sports will keep the revolving door moving this Saturday night, with WBA junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout and now-retired Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez joining for commentary this weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Brian Kenny will again serve as "host," while Mauro Ranallo and Al Bernstein are back in their normal roles.

"I'm excited to step behind the microphone for a major card like this quadruple-header on Showtime," said Trout, who will face Miguel Cotto on the network on December 1. "Broadcasting is definitely something I would like to pursue in the future so I want to make the most of this opportunity. I know many of the guys on the card personally and that, along with my insight as an active fighter, will help me give the viewers a unique perspective on what they are seeing in the ring."

Trout also says it will be a bit of a homecoming for him, as he has family ties to Brooklyn. "My mother and grandparents grew up in Brooklyn, so I’m always excited to come here. It’s like coming home."

Cortez refereed the final fight of his career on September 15, when Canelo Alvarez beat Josesito Lopez on Showtime.

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