Showtime, ESPN host fighting to end stigma around prostate cancer

Gray Frame Corner

As the host of "Showtime Championship Boxing," Brian Custer has established himself as one of the sport's most famous voices and faces.

He also leads press conferences and broadcasts for some of the greatest fights the sport has ever seen.

Custer, 52, a "SportsCenter" anchor and play-by-play commentator for college basketball and football for ESPN.

 He recently commemorated the tenth anniversary of his prostate cancer operation, which he has since successfully recovered from.

He has long made it a priority to support research and generate money for prostate cancer, emerging as one of the most well-known and vocal advocates for the disease.

Before hosting Showtime's pay-per-view of Canelo Alvarez-Jermell Charlo's undisputed super middleweight fight on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, he is making his final preparations.

 an unusual contest with one of the greatest stakes in boxing history. 

But with September being Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Custer has an even bigger fight on the top of his mind.

"Ten years ago, I didn't even know anything about prostate and prostate cancer," Custer admitted to The Post. 

"A few years later, people would still say things like, 'Oh, I heard you had it, isn't that like an old people's disease?'" And now that they are aware that it is affecting younger men, it is on their radar. 

I'm not sure if that was the situation ten years ago. Being a very small part of that makes me very happy. In the previous ten years, we've made the biggest advancements.