Las Vegas - Kenny Bayless has been named the referee for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd
Mayweather fight with just over one week to go before the mega showdown
at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission also chose Burt Clements, Dave
Moretti and Glenn Feldman as the three judges for the fight, which is
expected to generate a record $400 million in revenue.
The 64-year-old Bayless is expected to earn about $25 000 for the
night's work, American sports broadcaster ESPN reported Tuesday. Each
judge will get $20 000.
Bayless has worked 12 fights involving either Pacquiao or Mayweather,
including the two largest pay-per-view fights in history -
Mayweather's 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez and his 2007 fight against
Oscar De La Hoya.
He refereed a total of seven Pacquiao bouts, including two with Juan Manuel Marquez and his 2014 fight against Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said he welcomed the decision.
"I think that this fight is so big - all we want is a fair fight. I think we can get that," Roach told The Telegraph newspaper.