Monday, April 23, 2012

Mayweather vs Cotto: Bayless leading candidate for referee

Referee Kenny Bayless was the leading candidate to officiate the May 5th super fight between undefeated Floyd Mayweather and WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Bayless, 62, was the referee in Cotto fights against Antonio Margarito in 2008 and Manny Pacquiao in 2009 and in Mayweather Jr. fights against Oscar de la Hoya in 2007 and Sugar Shane Mosley in 2010.

Bayless, known as one of the most impartial referees in Las Vegas, also officiated the Mosley versus Floyd Mayweather fight and the Mayweather versus Oscar de la Hoya superbout.

Although he refused to give his fight prediction in Mayweather vs Cotto, Bayless said he expects a clean bout between the two ring warriors.

"I've refereed both of them many times and I know their styles," he said. "I do know they both fight clean and that's what I'm expecting. A clean fight and believe it or not, I think that's what we are going to get is a clean fight. I don't foresee any problems that are going to develop. Their styles speak for themselves when they are in the ring."

Bayless is excited about the Mayweather vs Cotto fight with a professional tone, he can’t hide his enthusiasm towards being involved in such an event.

“A lot of people ask if I would be doing it,” said Bayless. “I get pretty pumped up when I get notification of fights of this caliber. It starts to prepare me on what I’m going to have to do."

1 comment:

  1. so happy it's not that clown, cortez...