The news just broke that the team that fans know and love from It's Showtime's booth will be joining K-1's announce booth starting in September for the Los Angeles show. This is big news for fans, as Shoreman and Keddle have been working for It's Showtime, but post-GLORY buyout have been uncertain of what the future holds for them. Their manager announced this morning that the team has been picked up by K-1 to handle the Los Angeles GP as well as future events.
Full press release follows;
Vinny Shoreman & Kieran Keddle joins K1!
Vinny and Kieran take an exciting leap in their careers'.
July 31, 2012:
Dorian Wright (CEO) StarBilling would like to announce that clients’ Vinny Shoreman and Kieran Keddle will be joining the K1 Commentary team. Their first show will be ‘K1 Rising’ at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on September 8th 2012. Vinny and Kieran have formed an awesome partnership in the world of Martial Arts commentary and have built their reputation and fan base with their work on ‘It's Showtime’ and various other Promotions Worldwide.
Kieran and I feel honored to have been a part of ‘It’s ShowTime’, not only because of the fights but the crew and the people who we love and always will. We will continue to share fond memories with them and will miss them but we have to do what we feel is best for us. It’s time to move on; we would like to thank the fans and fighters for all the kind support and memories. Now we look forward to bringing you excitement and action with K1 in coming shows and beyond!”
Vinny and Kieran’s manager, Dorian states:
“This is really exciting news for Vinny and Kieran, K1 and the rest of the Martial Arts world. The long term strategy, vision and great team at K1 was too good to bypass. We would like to thank K1 for this opportunity and look forward to working with them.”