THE officials who will oversee Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas fight with Conor McGregor on August 26 have been confirmed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Veteran referee Robert Byrd will be the third man in the ring while Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri have all been selected as judges.
Byrd is an experience and accomplished ref in big fights. He oversaw Andre Ward’s first win over Sergey Kovalev in November of last year and Canelo Alvarez’ victory against Miguel Cotto in 2015. The last Mayweather fight he refereed was Floyd’s decision win over Robert Guerrero in 2013.
Moretti has been one of the scoring judges for Mayweather’s past five fights; decision wins over Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana twice, Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto.
Some have speculated that the referee may play a huge role in the Mayweather-McGregor fight, given that it will be the UFC star’s first ever professional boxing match. He brought in another veteran referee, Joe Cortez, to oversee some of his sparring sessions in order to help him become better acquainted with the Queensbury Rules.