In what promises to be one of the most significant boxing events of 2023, the referee and judges have been officially selected for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo showdown scheduled for September 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved the recommendations put forth by executive director Jeff Mullen.
For the highly anticipated 12-round title bout, Harvey Dock will serve as the referee, earning $4,150 for his role. The judging panel will consist of Max DeLuca, David Sutherland, and Steve Weisfeld, each receiving $2,950.
In addition to the main event, the co-main event featuring a WBC welterweight title bout between Yordenis Ugas and Mario Barrios will be officiated by Tom Taylor, with Tim Cheatham, Chris Flores, and Steve Weisfeld serving as judges.
Canelo Alvarez, the reigning IBF, WBO, WBA, and WBC super middleweight champion, will defend his titles against Jermell Charlo, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter. Alvarez has been on a winning streak since his loss to Dmitry Bivol in May 2022, while Charlo boasts a 4-0-1 record in his last five fights.
As the boxing world eagerly awaits this epic clash, the selection of experienced officials ensures that the fight will be conducted with the utmost fairness and accuracy. The Canelo vs. Charlo fight card is stacked with talent, promising a night of action-packed bouts that fans won't want to miss.