During his announcing duties at Paul Vs. Fury on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Michael Buffer had a minor slip on the mic while introducing the co-main event competitors.
In a confusing moment, As Badou Jack made his ring walk to face Ilunga Makabu for the WBC cruiserweight title, Buffer Announced Tommy Fury’s name.
While it may have seemed like a minor mistake in the grand scheme of things, the fact is that Badou Jack trained for this fight for months, now this was his moment, but it was slightly spoiled by the announcing mistake. In the end, Jack went to produce the upset and defeat Makabu via TKO in the final round to win the title, so it is imagined that this no longer weighs on his mind in the slightest.
Even still, boxing fans on social media erupted:
Michael Buffer .. Age Is Catching Up #PaulFury
— FARHAN (@lamFarhan) February 26, 2023
Michael buffer there, introducing Badou Jack as Tommy Fury, easily done as they look so alike. #PaulFury
— Dr (@rey02491817) February 26, 2023
@Michael_Buffer calling out Tommy Fury, wrong fight 😂 #PaulFury
— J B R (@TheCiderChief) February 26, 2023
Michael Buffer’s ring announcing time is up . Man is more confused than Joe Biden#PaulVsFury #PaulFury
— KIVAL (@KivalK5201) February 26, 2023