Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero are set for Saturday, having made weight this afternoon in Brooklyn, and now the officials are also official for Saturday’s pay-per-view fights, including their main event.
Who are the officials for Davis vs Romero?
David Fields will be the referee, a 22-year veteran who has never done a Davis or Romero fight in the past. Fields has been featured as the third man in the ring for several notable fights in the last five years alone, including Joshua-Klitschko, Wilder-Ortiz 2, Kovalev-Alvarez, Bivol-Pascal, Charlo-Korobov, Crawford-Khan, Commey-Lopez, Kownacki-Helenius, Lipinets-Clayton, and Zepeda-Vargas.
The judges will be Ron McNair, Kevin Morgan, and Robin Taylor, all from New York. Going over their entire histories would be ridiculously time-consuming and kind of pointless since no judge is ever consistently Great! or consistently Horrible!, really, but a few notable fights of recent vintage:
- McNair scored the January fight between Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Sakaria Lukas 96-94 for Nyambayar. The other judges had it 95-95 (that was Robin Taylor) and 96-94 Lukas. All scores were fair enough.
- Morgan was one of three judges who gave Vladimir Nikitin basically no credit in his 2019 loss to Michael Conlan, a fight some felt was closer than any of the judges scored it. He had it the closest, at 98-92 for Conlan. I had it 96-94 Conlan, but Wil Esco had it 98-92 for Conlan, too. It wasn’t the biggest controversy or anything.
- Taylor was one of the judges for Liam Smith’s 10th round stoppage win over Jessie Vargas on the Taylor-Serrano card in April. She had Smith up 86-85 at the time of the stoppage.
Erislandy Lara vs Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan
- Referee: Benjy Esteves
- Judges: Allen Nace (NY), Tony Paolillo (NY), Waleska Roldan (NY)
Jesus Ramos vs Luke Santamaria
- Referee: Arthur Mercante Jr
- Judges: Mark Consentino (NJ), Ken Ezzo (CT), Steve Weisfeld (NJ)
Eduardo Ramirez vs Luis Melendez
- Referee: Johnny Callas
- Judges: Bernard Bruni (PA), John McKaie (NY), John Poturaj (NJ)
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