Thours before the fight Saul Alvarez as well as Gennady Golovkin the name of the referee and judges who will be at their fight on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is already known, and both have old acquaintances from their first two fights.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the name of the third man in the ring and the people who will judge the performance of Canelo and Golovkin, who will face each other for the third time in their careers after a draw in 2017. Mexican victory a year later.
Two judges have already been to Canelo-Golovkin
Judges assigned to the fight Dave Moretti, from Nevada, and Steve Weisfeld from New Jersey, who have already actively participated in the Mexican’s previous fights. David Sutherland of Oklahoma, the other designated referee, will fight for the first time between both fighters.
In the first fight between them, on September 16, 2017, it ended in a draw after one of the judges put a card flat, another gave it to Canelo and another to Golovkin; and it was Moretti who gave 115-113 in Kazakh.
They met again a year later, and once again Moretti was among the judges besides Weisfeld in a Mexican majority decision victory; at that time two judges saw Mexican victory 115-113and it was Moretti and Weisfeld.
Thus, Dave Moretti will also complete the Canelo-Golovkin trilogy with his third appearance as one of the judges, while Weisfeld will appear for the second time. Moretti will referee Canelo for the eighth consecutive time in Las Vegas and has appeared in eight of the Mexican’s last 11 matches.
Both participated in the last fight of the undisputed super middleweight champion, when he lost a unanimous decision to Dmitry Bivol, and both won 115-113 in favor of the Russian WBA light heavyweight champion.
Russell Mora, Judge
As for the referee, Russell Mora will appear for the fourth time in a row against Canelo in Las Vegas, but he was not in any of the first two fights of the trilogy, as those fights were Kenny Baylessin 2017, and Benji Estevez Jr.
So, the referees and judges for the long-awaited fight have already been set, and almost three weeks remain before the trilogy, in which Canelo will put his four super middleweight titles on the line against Golovkin.