Manny Pacquiao faces Timothy Bradley tomorrow night on HBO pay-per-view with three televised undercard bouts starting at 9 p.m. EDT. We will, of course, have live round-by-round coverage and immediate post-fight results and analysis of every fight. Here's a look at the officials for each of the four bouts.
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The Pacquiao-Bradley officials were named a while back, and you can read up on the selections from when we first discussed them in May. The referee will be Robert Byrd, who has never refereed a Pacquiao fight before, and generally hasn't gotten the big fights in Nevada. He's a veteran referee who has worked big fights internationally.
The judges will be Jerry Roth, Duane Ford, and C.J. Ross, all longtime officials in the state.
The first bout of the PPV will see Guillermo Rigondeaux defend his WBA super bantamweight title against Teon Kennedy. Judging the fight at ringside will be Lisa Giampa, Glenn Trowbridge, and Pat Russell. The third man in the ring will be Russell Mora, who drew tons of criticism over several fights last year, and was basically busted down to the vice squad for a while. He's now back on the force, though.
Up second will be the vacant IBF welterweight title fight between Mike Jones and Randall Bailey. The esteemed Tony Weeks will be the referee, and the judges will be Dave Moretti, Richard Ocasio, and Jack Reiss.
The final undercard bout is a super bantamweight 10-rounder between Mexican warrior Jorge Arce and Puerto Rico's Jesus Rojas. Kenny Bayless, another excellent referee, will be in the ring with the fighters, and Adalaide Byrd, Richard Houck, and Patricia Morse Jarman will score the fight at ringside.
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