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Friday, April 29, 2011

Veteran Kenny Bayless, referee for Pacquiao vs Mosley fight

Kenny Bayless, a veteran boxing referee, was chosen to officiate the May 7 Pacquiao vs Mosley fight. The fight between Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former three-division world champion American “Sugar” Shane Mosley will happen atop the squared circle inside the 17,000-seating capacity, MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) executive director Keith Kizer informed Kenny Bayless that he is chosen by the group to be the third man inside the ring together with boxers Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.

"I'm always excited when I get chosen to do a fight of this magnitude. Again, it lets me know that my work is admired and appreciated. To get this fight is an honor in a way," he said to

Kenny Bayless is a professional boxing referee from Nevada best known for having refereed the superfights Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton, Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malignaggi, Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito, and Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto. claims: "There’s only one referee that should be utilized in Las Vegas super-bouts and his name is Kenny Bayless. Every time I’ve seen Mr. Bayless referee a fight, I’ve seen him always control the bout with the highest degree of fairness, firmness, and accuracy."

Bayless is a recognizable face to faithful Pacquiao fans, having refereed some of the Filipino’s mega-fights. In Pacquiao’s fight versus veteran Shane Mosley, Bayless expects a good clean fight because both boxers respect each other and don’t want to mess their reputations by fighting dirty.

Kenny refused to give his predictions on the Mosley vs Pacquiao fight and just said that "I've refereed both of them many times and I know their styles. 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."

Roughly a week from now, Pacman will defend his WBO (World Boxing Organization) Welterweight Belt against Pomona native, Shane Mosley. Pacquiao got this belt from his fight against Miguel Cotto which Kenny Bayless officiated.

Mayweather vs Ortiz on September 17, 2011 and Pacquiao vs Marquez on November 12, 2011