"I got another Job! Ring announcer for @hboboxing sept 8th @andreward vs @badchaddawson It's Ncredible," tweeted "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon on Wednesday.
For those who don't understand tweet speak, that translates as Cannon will be at Oakland's Oracle Arena on Sept. 8 debuting as ring announcer for the WBA/WBC Super Middleweight Title World Champions fight between Oakland's Andre Ward and Chad Dawson.
New endeavors seem to be a trademark for the versatile entertainer who is an actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality, father of twins -- and yes, husband to singer and soon-to-be "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey.
Cannon was in town Friday to meet Andre Ward at the boxer's personal gym in Hayward for the documentary "24/7 Road to Ward/Dawson," which premiers at midnight Aug. 25 on HBO.
"Anything I have a passion for, I always have the time for," said Cannon about his foray into another arena. "I have a passion for entertaining. I have a passion for comedy, for music and I have a passion for boxing."
His No. 1 passion, he was quick to add, is family.
Family is what helped guide him to his latest adventure. His father and grandfather are boxing enthusiasts who helped plant the seed in Cannon at an early age. He and his four brothers also grew up around mixed martial arts.
"So it's kind of been something that's just been in me for quite some time," he said.
Ward readily welcomed him into the boxing world, especially upon learning that Cannon and his wife were among his biggest fans.
"I think it's a good addition because he's talented," Ward said. "He's an entertainer, and that's what we need for a big fight."
Cannon has an extensive resume of hosting gigs, including on the MTV improv comedy series "Wild 'N Out" and Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards." He is wildly popular for his improvisation, audience engagement and fun-loving antics as host of the talent show "America's Got Talent."
That's exactly what fight organizers hope he will bring to the ring.
"They said I can do whatever I need to do," said Cannon. "I've got to bring me to it. I can't try to be like the other guys. I've got my own '24/7 Live' that I'm trying to train for."
One thing fans definitely can expect during each round of the fight: Lots of tweeting. "I'm addicted to that type of stuff," he laughed.
His more than 3.6 million Twitter followers can attest to that.
Tweeting is a big part of what he does. This week alone, he chronicled a trip to Florida where he participated in the Office Depot Foundation's "Symbols of Hope" giving away 20,000 kid-friendly sack packs.
"We're going all across the world," he said. "We did L.A. about two weeks ago. I do Philly next week before back to school. We're trying to put as many school supplies in young people's hands as possible."
It's a busy schedule, especially for someone diagnosed earlier this year with the autoimmune disease lupus nephritis, which attacks his kidneys. The 31-year-old hasn't allowed his medical condition to slow him down. Instead, he became a spokesman for lupus and kidney disease.
"I'm in tip top shape now," he said. "This kind of stuff keeps me going."
So do his wife and 1-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, who may join him ringside in Oakland.
"Mariah loves boxing, so we'll see," he said. "Her schedule is crazy. She's doing 'American Idol.' She's doing a movie. She's got her album coming out."
If Carey doesn't have time to judge his debut as ring announcer, perhaps Cannon can put it to the test before judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on "America's Got Talent."
"I should do that beforehand," he laughed. "Hey, Howard Stern, tell me how I'm doing?"
See Nick Cannon's stint as the ring announcer Sept. 8 during the Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Champion Fight at Oakland's Oracle Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Oracle Arena Box Office, www.coliseum.com, www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.