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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Officials have been selected for megafight

The officials have been selected for the May 2nd megafight, with Kenny Bayless getting a unanimous vote to be the third man in the ring.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Officials have been selected for May-Pac, now it's just those pesky tickets getting in the way. Bob Arum recently joked that although he's a bit infuriated with how this fight has been promoted (taking fair aim at Mayweather Promotions), the fight is going to happen anyway - even if there happens to be no one sitting in the arena because, well, where are the tickets?! Hint: they're still not on sale.

As for the officials for the fight, Kenny Bayless won a unanimous decision at a monthly NSAC commission meeting for the right to be the third man in the ring. Bayless was one of six referees in consideration for the assignment, but he clearly beat all of them out without much trouble. Bayless has been sometimes criticized for being too quick on the breaks, but he's generally regarded as the best referee in the business.

Probably more important, in a fight of this magnitude, is the judging. NSAC has also elected the three official judges who'll score May-Pac. Should the fight go the scorecards, Burt Clements, Dave Moretti, and Glenn Feldman will render the final verdict on the fight. Both Clements and Moretti are Las Vegas judges, and Feldman is a Connecticut judge. All three have them have considerable experience in championship bouts. And with the world watching, all officials will certainly be under intense scrutiny.

Now about those darn tickets...

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