DLR worker who went viral for ‘Let’s get ready to travel’ announcement offered MC job with World Boxing Super Series
THE WORKER who went viral for his incredible “let’s get ready to travel” announcement has been offered an MC job with World Boxing Super Series.
Hus Ragip hilariously welcomed trains onto the platform at Bank’s DLR station in the style of legendary boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer.
The 33-year-old Londoner sent social media into meltdown with his enthusiastic messages over the Tannoy.
And Kalle Sauerland – one of the men behind the World Boxing Super Series – believes Ragip appears a “natural” with the microphone.
He told BBC Sport: “We are going to reach out to him and there’s potentially a big show in the UK for us this autumn so its something we’d love to maybe see him do a couple of fights on the undercard to try him out.
“Ring announcing is something that takes a certain talent. Sometimes people believe they can be the greatest at it but they are diabolical. This guys seems to have a knack for it and he’s already performing on the big stage, or the big platform.
The response has been overwhelming. I did it just to make passengers happy and enjoy their journey so they’d know the DLR was unique
DLR Worker Hus Ragip
“We’d love to give him a chance and hopefully around a big Super Series event.
“I’ve been stuck on enough London tubes to know that someone like that can make a nice difference to your day. I thought it was a very touching clip but one of someone who clearly has a natural talent for it.”
Ragip revealed to BBC Sport that he had only been working for Docklands Light Railway as a customer service officer for nine weeks and first started his unique train introductions two weeks ago.
But when asked about the prospect of working at an event that has featured the likes of Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk, he added: “That would be a dream come true.
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“The response has been overwhelming, a crazy experience. I did it just to make passengers happy, smile and enjoy their journey so they’d know the DLR was unique.
“Loads of family and friends told me something good would come from my talents.
“I believe I was born for this.”