Tuesday 16 January 2018

Revealed: Referee and judges announced for Mayweather vs McGregor

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in Las Vegas next week
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in Las Vegas next week

Luke Brown

Robert Byrd has been announced as the referee for Conor McGregor's fight with Floyd Mayweather on August 26 in Las Vegas.

Byrd is one of the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s most experienced referees and is generally well regarded by boxing fans.

He is known for keeping a reasonable distance away from the fight and for not meddling too much.

Byrd, who is based in Las Vegas, has taken charge of a number of high-profile fights, including Sergey Kovalev’s light heavyweight title fight against Andre Ward, and Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Miguel Cotto.

He was meant to take charge of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Timothy Bradley, too, but withdrew because of an undisclosed medical condition.

Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri have all been announced as judges.

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