Jimmy Lennon Jr. Bio and Wiki
Jimmy Lennon Jr. is a well-known American boxing ring announcer best known for his catchphrase, “It’s showtime!”. Jimmy is primarily employed by Showtime and Fox Sports as a ring announcer for their Showtime Championship Boxing and Premier Boxing Championship, and also by Top Rank on ESPN events.
Jimmy has had an amazingly long career. He has been an announcer for over 25 years, during which he has announced many big and historic fights, including Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield, Félix Trinidad vs. Winky Wright, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao among others.
Lennon also worked for EA Sports as a ring announcer for its Knock out Kigns series of boxing video games and its EA Sports MMA game. Lennon Jr. started doing ring introductions with PBC promotions in January 2019. He also announced MMA fight cards for Strikeforce, both the regular MMA shows which aired on CBS and Showtime and Strikeforce’s SHO XC shows which aired on Showtime.
Moreover, Jimmy has appeared as himself in several movies such as I Spy, Hot Shots!, and Creed 3.
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Age and Birthday
The renowned announcer was born on August 5, 1958, in Santa Monica, California, United States of America. Lennon Jr. is 64 years old and he will be celebrating his 65th birthday on August 5, 2023. His Zodiac Sign is Leo.
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Height
Lennon Jr. stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall (Approx 1.78m, 178 cm).
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Parents and Siblings
Lennon Jr. was born in Santa Monica, California to Jimmy Lennon Sr. (April 13, 1913 – April 20, 1992) and Doris Lennon. His father was also a ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches. Moreover, Jimmy has three siblings, Scott Lennon, Kim Fitzgerald, and Robin Thomas.
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Wife and Children
Lennon Jr. is happily married to her wife Christine Lennon. The lovely couple is blessed with two sons, Jame, and Alex Lennon.
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Salary
Lennon Jr., a Showtime and Fox Sports ring announcer receive an annual salary of a whopping $500,000. Currently, Jimmy is earning a match fee of $3,000 while for the main PPV fights, he earns $50k as a match fee
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Net Worth
As of 2023, Jimmy Lennon Jr., a renowned American boxing ring announcer has an estimated net worth of approximately $25 million as of 1st April 2023. Jimmy has been a ring announcer for almost three decades now. Without a doubt, he has managed to gain such impressive wealth from his career and also from other personal investments.
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Jimmy Lennon Jr. Honors
Lennon has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was also selected as an inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.