Mayweather vs Maidana: Referee and judges named for May 3 PPV main event and Khan-Collazo co-feature

Kevork Djansezian

Officials have been named by Nevada's commission for the top two fights on the May 3 PPV event from the MGM Grand.

Tony Weeks will be the third man in the ring for the May 3 Showtime pay-per-view main event between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, as those two fighters unify the WBC and WBA welterweight titles in a bout scheduled, of course, for 12 rounds.

The judges for the fight will be Nevada's Dave Moretti and Burt Clements, and Florida's Michael Pernick. Pernick was recently ringside to score the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch on April 12, too, scoring it 116-112 for Manny.

Weeks is still probably best-known for refereeing the 2001 classic between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo, but more recently has been the third man for Alvarado-Rios II, Alvarado-Provodnikov, Allakhverdiev-Vargas on April 12, and in a high-profile job, the Canelo-Angulo fight on March 8, when Weeks made the decision to stop the bout in the 10th round, which was somewhat controversial, but also something Weeks willingly explained and tackled head-on.

The officials have also been named for the night's main undercard bout, a welterweight clash between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo. The referee will be Vic Drakulich, while Adalaide Byrd and Jerry Roth of Nevada score the fight alongside North Carolina's Cathy Leonard.

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