Here is all you need to know about the youngest announcer, Kody ‘Big Mo’ Mommaerts hosting Eubank Jr vs Smith, know his age, height and net worth
In their widely anticipated rematch tonight at Manchester’s AO Arena, Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith will be the centre of attention.
Who is Kody ‘Big Mo’ Mommaerts sports announcer, bio, age, height, family and education
Kody ‘Big Mo’ Mommaerts, the ring announcer, will, however, hold the attention of many spectators and bettors. The gravelly-voiced Colorado native, who is 27 years old, will serve as the show’s host.
It is his responsibility to excite the crowd and heighten the spectacle of the event, and Kody is an expert at it. He was raised in Colorado and attended college there, majoring in business and playing collegiate football. His father, a lawyer, who taught him how to address an audience, helped the imposing figure (who stands 6 feet 6 inches) who has a natural gift for public speaking.
Five more members of the BYB crew are being honored at the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony this Saturday, July 8 in Belfast, NY.
◾️ Kody "Big MO" Mommaerts: Bare Knuckle Announcer of the Year
◾️ Don Povia & Erin Toughill: Nellie Bly Media Support of the Year
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— BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series (@bybextreme) July 6, 2023
His life, however, was forever altered when a friend advised him to try sports commentary and he landed a job with a promotion firm. Mommaerts told SunSport:
At the time I was burned out playing football and basketball, but was a big fan of combat sports like boxing and the UFC.
“I started picking up the phone, and I’m never afraid to be told ‘no’, and this regional promotion in Denver that worked on MMA said they were looking for someone.”
He further said that he showed there in a suit, and that evening he was given a microphone to perform the undercard. He recalled seeing the ring announcer and thinking he could do it before he started working as a commentator for them.
I badgered the promotion company until they eventually they let me do it, and the rest is history.”
Kody stands out for his young appearance in what is typically considered an old man’s game. He is banking on that USP to close the gap between combat sports and luring a younger audience.
Kody became popular on social media, which led to invitations to compete in MMA, bare-knuckle boxing, and other events. Then, in 2021, he participated in the Eddie Hall vs. Thor Bjornsson fight in Dubai, which was dubbed “The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.” It provided him a chance to win over Sky executives, who were eager to sign Kody.