07/25/2015 Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi

Date:   Saturday,  July 25, 2015

WBO/WBA/IBF LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:  Main Events / Kathy Duva

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:  Adalaide Byrd, Robert Hoyle, Steve Weisfeld

Results:   WBO/WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev retained his belts against Nadjib Mohammedi by knockout in the third round.

TV:  USA HBO

05/02/2015 MANNY PACQUIAO vs. FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.

Date:   Saturday, May 2, 2015

WBO/WBA/WBC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter: Top Rank (Bob Arum) / Mayweather Promotions (Floyd Mayweather)

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:  Burt A. Clements (112-116); Dave Moretti  (110-118); Glenn Feldman (112-116)

Results:   The WBA/WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather won against WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao by UD.   It was agreed beforehand that should he win, WBO title would be vacant.

TV: USA Showtime – USA HBO PPV – Mexico Televisa – Mexico Azteca – United Kingdom SKY – Hungary Sport 1 – Australia Main Event

Lee stops Korobov to win title

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Photo by Chris Farina / Top Rank – Andy Lee won his first title after defeating Matt Korobov by TKO on Saturday.

LAS VEGAS — Andy Lee spent most of his career at the side of the late, great Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. They traveled everywhere together and became almost like father and son.

Lee even spent several years living in Steward’s Detroit home when he moved from Ireland to the United States. In their first title shot together, Lee got knocked out by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the seventh round in 2012. A few months later, Steward died from cancer.

Vowing to win a world title in Steward’s memory, Lee knocked out Matt Korobov in the sixth round to win a vacant middleweight world title on Saturday night on the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves undercard at the Cosmopolitan.

Lee, 30, of Ireland, and Korobov, 31, a 2008 Russian Olympian now living in Florida, were both tentative early in what was a jabbing contest between southpaws as they each tried to establish control. It was a close contest all the way and neither man had taken control when the fight suddenly came to an end.

Out of nowhere, Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) landed a tremendous right hook that badly staggered Korobov. He did not go down, but he was in terrible trouble and Lee jumped all over him. Lee landed numerous punches until referee Kenny Bayless had no choice but to stop it at 1 minute, 10 seconds.

“We were trading and a lot of the times he was having the better of it but my right hook is a killer punch. I thought he wasn’t going down but I wasn’t taking any chances,” Lee said.

Lee said during the lead up to the fight that he wanted to win the title in Steward’s memory and then he paid respects to him in victory.

“When I thought about this moment, I had a speech in mind,” Lee said. “I would like to say thank you to my manager [and trainer Adam Booth], who has done so much for me over the last couple of years, but it’s also for the man who made me, Emanuel Steward.

“We spent seven, eight years together and he said I would win a world title. His wife, Marie, came here today, flew all the way from Detroit, so from everybody from Detroit and Kronk [Gym], thank you very much. Matt Korobov was giving me nightmares but I could hear all the cheers from all that came to see me from New York and Detroit.”

Korobov (24-1, 14 KOs) was ahead on all three scorecards, but had no complaints about the stoppage.

“I’ve never been hurt before but he got me with a tremendous hook,” he said. “I was stunned. I couldn’t continue.”

Said Charles Mooney, Korobov’s trainer, “He should have taken a knee but it didn’t happen and he couldn’t continue.”

Lee won the fight with titleholder Gennady Golovkin ringside and they could meet in a unification bout.

“Great performance and strong performance,” Golovkin said of Lee’s knockout.

Before a Golovkin fight, however, Lee had something else in mind.

“I am a champion now and I want to defend my belt in Ireland,” he said.

Lee and Korobov were fighting for the 160-pound belt that Peter Quillin vacated rather than defend against Korobov, the mandatory challenger, for a career-high purse (about triple) of $1,428,630 under the terms of a purse bid won by Roc Nation Sports. Lee, the next leading available contender, quickly accepted the fight.

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(12/13/2014) MATT KOROBOV VS. ANDY LEE

Date:  Saturday, December 13, 2014

WBO VACANT MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:   Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:   Richard De Cuir

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:   Tim Cheatham (45-50); Richard Houck (47-48); Don Trella (45-50)

Results:     Andy Lee won the vacant WBO middleweight title by scoring a TKO win over Matt Korobov (24-1) in the sixth round.

TV:   USA HBO

(04/12/2014) Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao

Date:  Saturday, April 12, 2014

WBO Welterweight Championship

Location:  MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV  USA

Promoter:  Top Rank, Inc.

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Kenny Bayless

Judges:  Michael Pernick (116-112);  Glenn Trowbridge (118-110);   Craig Metcalfe  (116-112)

Result:    Timothy Bradley lost the title to Manny Pacquiao, who won the fight by Unanimous Decision becoming the new WBO Welterweight Champion.

Bradley-Marquez officials named

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Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank –

By Karl Freitag –

At Wednesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting, it was decided that the officials for the WBO welterweight championship bout between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will be referee Robert Byrd, judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman. With Marquez making $6 million and Bradley 4.1 million, the fee schedule lists $5000 for the referee and $3500 for the judges,

The officials for the WBO featherweight championship bout between Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz will be referee Kenny Bayless, judges are Jerry Roth, Glenn Trowbridge, Ed Kubler.

Following the CJ Ross controversy in the Mayweather-Alvarez fight, extra attention was paid to the selection of officials as NSAC executive director Keith Kizer explained the process and the commission carefully deliberated on Kizer’s recommendations. That portion of the meeting lasted 28 minutes.

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has named the officials for the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO welterweight title fight on October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The officials for the October 12 WBO welterweight title fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have been named.

According to Karl Freitag of FightNews.com, Robert Byrd was designated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to be the referee. The judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman.

The Bradley-Marquez bout is the next major Nevada card since Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. bested Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by majority decision on September 14. Judge C.J. Ross drew controversy for scoring the bout 114 for both fighters when it was clear Mayweather should have been ahead in the scorecards.

Ross was also a judge of the June 2012 fight between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, who lost by split decision. It was a fight “most thought Pacquiao had easily won,” per ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

Rafael adds NSAC chairman Bill Brady “promised a more thorough discussion” of the officials, who were recommended committee executive director Keith Kizer. Kizer was interrogated by an NSAC panel on why he chose the individuals in his list.

Bradley and Marquez are responsible for Pacquiao’s two most recent losses. Bradley, as previously mentioned, squeaked by Pacquiao 15 months ago while Marquez stunned the boxing world by knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their December 8, 2012 bout.

Marquez will attempt to earn the WBO welterweight title belt at the age of 40. Bradley is all praises for his opponent, who he considers to be a late bloomer. However, he said Marquez and his camp “will never stop my will to win.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is predicting the number of pay-per-view broadcasts for the bout to hover around the 500,000 range, according to Anthny Riccobono of the Internaional Business Times. 

Bradley is seeking to maintain an unbleimished 30-0 record. He also has 12 knockouts and will make $4.1 million for the fight.

Marquez, on the other hand, is 55-6-1 with 40 stoppages and will earn a $6 million paycheck.
Read more at http://www.sportballa.com/2013/09/111632/officials-named-timothy-bradley-juan-manuel-marquez-fight-october-12#AYKRPHCVLFMbypvo.99

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has named the officials for the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO welterweight title fight on October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The officials for the October 12 WBO welterweight title fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have been named.

According to Karl Freitag of FightNews.com, Robert Byrd was designated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to be the referee. The judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman.

The Bradley-Marquez bout is the next major Nevada card since Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. bested Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by majority decision on September 14. Judge C.J. Ross drew controversy for scoring the bout 114 for both fighters when it was clear Mayweather should have been ahead in the scorecards.

Ross was also a judge of the June 2012 fight between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, who lost by split decision. It was a fight “most thought Pacquiao had easily won,” per ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

Rafael adds NSAC chairman Bill Brady “promised a more thorough discussion” of the officials, who were recommended committee executive director Keith Kizer. Kizer was interrogated by an NSAC panel on why he chose the individuals in his list.

Bradley and Marquez are responsible for Pacquiao’s two most recent losses. Bradley, as previously mentioned, squeaked by Pacquiao 15 months ago while Marquez stunned the boxing world by knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their December 8, 2012 bout.

Marquez will attempt to earn the WBO welterweight title belt at the age of 40. Bradley is all praises for his opponent, who he considers to be a late bloomer. However, he said Marquez and his camp “will never stop my will to win.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is predicting the number of pay-per-view broadcasts for the bout to hover around the 500,000 range, according to Anthny Riccobono of the Internaional Business Times. 

Bradley is seeking to maintain an unbleimished 30-0 record. He also has 12 knockouts and will make $4.1 million for the fight.

Marquez, on the other hand, is 55-6-1 with 40 stoppages and will earn a $6 million paycheck.
Read more at http://www.sportballa.com/2013/09/111632/officials-named-timothy-bradley-juan-manuel-marquez-fight-october-12#AYKRPHCVLFMbypvo.99