Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pacquiao-Marquez III: Tony Weeks To Get Referee Nod?

By Ryan Maquiñana

Sources have advised BoxingScene.com that Tony Weeks will likely be the third man in the ring for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to make a formal announcement, but all signs point to the veteran referee who has worked over 30 world title fights, the last one being Daniel Geale’s first defense of his IBF middleweight title against Eromosele Albert in Australia three months ago.

Weeks was the referee for two Pacquiao fights, a unanimous decision win over Marco Antonio Barrera in 2007 and the Filipino’s eighth-round stoppage of Oscar de la Hoya one year later.

He has also worked three Marquez bouts, the last being his wide decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather two years ago.  In addition, Weeks was on hand for Marquez’ 11th round stoppage of Joel Casamayor in 2008 as well as the Mexican’s points victory over Orlando Salido in 2004.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DominiBox on 11-04-2011

Kenny Bayless is a MUST for this kind of fights!

Comment by x3_bazooka_x3 on 11-04-2011

Not a bad choice he was the one who worked Castillo vs Corrales

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 11-04-2011

Kenny Bayless would be my favourite but Tony Weeks is a good choice too. Anyone but Cortez. "I'm fair but I'm firm and I really love attention".

Comment by spoonwars on 11-04-2011

Smoger should get another Pacquiao fight to ref.

Comment by Doc Holliday on 11-04-2011

[QUOTE=SuckaPunch;11371184]cortez just got "lucky" on that excellent non-stoppage call in round 1. the sun shines on a dog's ass sometimes :D[/QUOTE]could be. He could've also deducted a point from Pac for hitting JMM when he was down, which also would've…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement