Cage Warriors Sign Veteran US Ring Announcer Joe Martinez
The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship are pleased to announce they have added the veteran US ring announcer Joe Martinez to their expanding live event team. This move will see the 36 year old Californian fly out to Amman, Jordan on September 8th for Cage Warriors Fight Night 2 which is due to be shown live on the Internet and Television around the world.
Martinez has been a professional sports announcer since 1996 and started his career as a public address announcer for the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team (Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres). Whilst he has also announced the Women’s College Softball World Series in 1998 and toured with the U.S. Olympic Softball Team as the announcer on the Central Park to Sydney US tour in 2000.
The versatile Martinez debuted as a Professional Boxing ring announcer in 2000 before touring with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters from 2001 to 2002 as their public announcer. He got his big break in the combat sports world on Oscar De la Hoya’s “The Next Great Champ” TV show, and then took on more boxing related work, whilst also finding work as the ring announcer for the now defunct World Extreme Cagefighting promotion.
During his tenure with the WEC, Martinez announced numerous world class fighters to the cage using his famous catchphrase “Are you Ready” and quickly became a fan of MMA. However in May 2010, he left and signed a multi-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions “Solo Boxeo-Tecate” boxing series for 98 fights through 2011. However Martinez also keeps busy on the MMA circuit as the Cage Announcer for CFA Fights, Tachi Palace Fights, Jackson’s MMA Fights and BAMMA-USA.
Now in his 12th year as a ring announcer, Joe Martinez has announced over 300 professional fight cards and has worked with the likes of Versus, HBO, Ringside Ticket, ESPN, Fox Networks, CSI Sports, Televisa and HDNET to name a few. He was also the featured voice of “King of the Diamond,” on MLB ‘06 The Show as well as the 2007 edition for Sony Playstation. Joe, with GBP, is frequently seen in action on Telefutura.
Everyone connected to the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship would like to welcome Joe Martinez to the team as the CWFC continues its expansion during 2011 and beyond.
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