There will be a new announce team for Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” pay-per-view event, which is scheduled for Jan. 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Calling the shots this time around will be Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith, who currently serve as the announce team for the M-1 Challenge, which can be seen every Friday in the United States on HDNet.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news while interviewing M-1 Challenge officials regarding an upcoming feature on Wheelock and Smith that will be debuting on Monday.
Wheelock and Smith have already called one Affliction event, as the two handled broadcast chores for the International version of “Banned” on July 19. Both Wheelock and Smith are contracted to M-1 and will be working for Affliction Entertainment as a part of the partnership that exists between both groups.
Wheelock is a veteran broadcast of 13 years and has worked for both ESPN and Fox Sports Net as a play-by-play announcer covering soccer and boxing. He also works for BBC Radio in the UK, where he co-hosts a weekly show dedicated to soccer.
Smith is a competitive martial artist with a 6-1 record as a welterweight. He began to work in broadcasting a year and a half ago and in addition to working for M-1, he also co-hosts the martial arts documentary series “Fight Quest” on the Discovery Channel.
“Day of Reckoning” will be distributed by Showtime Pay-Per-View and will feature WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his title vs. former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.