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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross grades his own boxing commentary debut

Jim Ross, the WWE Hall of Famer and legendary pro wrestling play-by-play man, made his boxing debut last night on Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

If you missed last night's Golden Boy Live! card on FOX Sports 1, you missed Rocky Juarez buying himself another career with a main event win over Rene Alvarado, and you also missed the boxing commentary debut of Jim Ross, the legendary professional wrestling play-by-play man and WWE Hall of Famer who is considered by many to be the best in the history of that profession.

Ross, now a 62-year-old seasoned veteran of the commentary game, is also experienced in the world of "real" sports, too, and watching the fights this evening (I missed them live), I genuinely think he did a good job. He relied on Dave Bontempo to do a lot of the nuts and bolts stuff, which was a good idea, as Bontempo has been in the boxing world for a long time, but JR carried conversation nicely, and made fights that might otherwise not sound so exciting sound, you know, a little more exciting.

Now I admit that this might be because I'm a big Jim Ross fan, but I genuinely thought he did a good job, and I really hope we see him back in boxing more often. Here's a sampling from the swing fight:


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