Canelo vs Angulo: Tony Weeks to referee, judges named for March 8 PPV

Al Bello

Referee Tony Weeks has drawn the assignment in Nevada to be the third man in the ring for the Showtime PPV main event between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo on March 8.

Canelo Alvarez meets Alfredo Angulo on March 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the commission has named officials for the fight, with the respected Tony Weeks drawing assignment as the referee. The judges will be Dave Moretti, Jerry Roth, and Craig Metcalfe.

Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KO) is coming off of the first loss of his pro career, a 12-round humbling at the hands of Floyd Mayweather last September in the biggest pure money fight in boxing history. Angulo (22-3, 18 KO) is also coming off of a loss, having been stopped by Erislandy Lara on June 8 of last year.

Weeks has refereed many big fights, but is probably most famous as the third man in the ring for the first fight between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo in 2005, hailed by many as the best fight of the modern era. More recently, Weeks has been the referee for Maidana-Morales, Pacquiao-Marquez III, Mayweather-Cotto, Martinez-Chavez, Rios-Alvarado II, Garcia-Matthysse, and Alvarado-Provodnikov. This will be his first major assignment of 2014.

I'd go over the judges' credentials and résumés, but frankly it doesn't much matter -- judges aren't really notoriously bad or good, really. It depends on the night and, sometimes, it seems, on the circumstances of the fight at hand. Moretti and Roth are Nevada veterans, and Metcalfe is a Canadian judge who worked the Mayweather-Canelo bout last year, scoring it 117-111 for Floyd, the widest score of the three judges, and the one that most closely resembled what the majority of fans watching on TV had.

Undercard Officials

Kenny Bayless will be the referee for Leo Santa Cruz's WBC super bantamweight title defense against Cristian Mijares, with judges Adalaide Byrd (Nevada), Glenn Trowbridge (Nevada), and John Keane (England).

Omar Figueroa will face Ricardo Alvarez in a 12-round lightweight fight, with referee Robert Byrd the third man in the ring. At ringside scoring the fight will be Burt Clements (Nevada), Patricia Morse Jarman (Nevada), and Jurgen Langos (Germany).

Vic Drakulich, mwa-ah-ah-ahhh, will be the referee for the IBF 154-pound title fight between Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo. Ringside judges will be Lisa Giampa and Robert Hoyle of Nevada, and William Lerch of Illinois.

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