Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Referee Kenny Bayless to earn $25,000

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Kenny Bayless has been named referee for the fight between America Floyd Mayweather and Philippine Manny Pacyuiao on May 2.

He is widely regarded as the world’s leading referee in boxing and would be in charge of the bout that has been dubbed ''fight of the century''

Bayless will turn 65 years two days after the fight, but his large physical presence and personality, have made the Nevada State Atletic Commission pick him to officiate.

He will be reportedly paid about $25,000 (£16,600) for the night’s work and the most recent notable fight he officiated was between - Andy Lee vs Matvey Korobov in 20014.

Bayless has previously refereed other fights involving Mayweather and Pacquiao. He was in charge of Mayweather’s battle against Marcos Maidana and Pacquiao’s knock-out by Juan Manuel Marquez.

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