Kenny Bayless has been appointed the referee for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.
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Bayless has a reputation for being one of the best officials in the sport, and he was appointed on Tuesday to take charge of what will be the biggest fight in boxing history.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission had six licensed referees to choose from with Bayless being appointed by a 5-0 vote of the commission at its monthly meeting in Vegas.
While it will undoubtedly be an honour for Bayless to serve as the third man in the ring on the biggest night in boxing, he will also be fully aware of the responsibility on his shoulders.
Aside from ensuring that the two fighters stay with the rules, he will also be under heavy scrutiny to allow the fighters to fight if for example Pacquiao opts to press Mayweather and put up against the ropes and work inside.
Whether or not he will be able to do that uninterrupted within the regulations remains to be seen, but Bayless will certainly be well prepared for all circumstances.
The three judges for the bout were also announced with Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman selected to be the three men to decide on who wins the fight should it come down to scorecards.
With under two weeks remaining until fight night, the excitement continues to build with the two camps trading words through the media. However, all the talking is almost over as Mayweather and Pacquiao are ready to settle their rivalry.