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NSAC names officials for Mayweather-Berto

The Nevada State Athletic Commission chose veteran referee Kenny Bayless to officiate Mayweather-Berto. Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti, and Steve Weisfeld will be the judges.

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

During its monthly meeting yesterday, NSAC officially selected Kenny Bayless as the referee for Mayweather-Berto. Bayless is generally considered to be one of the very best officials in the sport, although he has had a little bit of criticism for supposedly favoring Floyd's style of fighting. All in all he's a good referee, so not much to complain about here. Bayless will earn a cool $10k for the assignment.

So if this does happen to be Floyd's final fight, things will have truly come full circle as Bayless was the referee for Floyd's 1996 professional debut, when he KO'd Roberto Apodaca in the second round. In total this will be Bayless' seventh time officiating a Mayweather bout, and the third time in a row.

NSAC also named the official judges for the Mayweather-Berto fight, which include: Adalaide Byrd and Dave Moretti from Las Vegas, and Steve Weisfeld of New York. They'll each earn $8k for their assigned duties.

As for the rest of the Mayweather-Berto card:

Vic Drakulich will be the referee for the Martinez-Salido rematch - with the judges being Las Vegas' Burt Clements and Patricia Morse Jarman, and Glenn Feldman of Connecticut.

Robert Byrd will officiate Jack-Groves, with the selected judges for that fight being Guido Cavalleri of Italy, Glenn Trowbridge of Las Vegas, and John McKaie of New York.

Both Drakulich and Byrd will earn $2,250, the undercard judges will earn $1,950.

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