Canelo Alvarez will combat at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas for the eighth time previously seven years when he meets Jermell Charlo in one other 12-round most important occasion September 30.
Mexico’s Alvarez (59-2-2, 39 KOs) may even see acquainted faces across the ring when he defends his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO tremendous middleweight titles in opposition to Houston’s Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs). The Nevada State Athletic Fee accepted California’s Max De Luca, Oklahoma’s David Sutherland and New Jersey’s Steve Weisfeld because the three judges for the Alvarez-Charlo combat at its month-to-month assembly Tuesday morning in Las Vegas.
The NSAC additionally appointed New Jersey’s Harvey Dock because the referee for his or her Showtime Pay-Per-View most important occasion.
Sutherland and Weisfeld most just lately scored Alvarez’s 12-round, unanimous-decision victory over Gennadiy Golovkin of their third combat a yr in the past at T-Cell Area. Nevada’s Tim Cheatham, Sutherland and Weisfeld all scored Alvarez a 115-113 winner over Kazakhstan’s Golovkin in that DAZN Pay-Per-View most important occasion.
Weisfeld will work his seventh Alvarez combat previously 5 years and his sixth such match in Las Vegas. Within the bout earlier than Alvarez beat Golovkin of their third assembly, Weisfeld scored Russia’s Dmitry Bivol a 115-113 winner versus Alvarez in Could 2022 at T-Cell Area.
Weisfeld will rating his third Charlo combat previously three years as nicely.
He credited Argentina’s Brian Castano with a 114-113 victory over Charlo of their 12-round, 154-pound title unification combat in July 2021 at AT&T Heart in San Antonio. That very aggressive contest resulted in a break up draw as a result of decide Nelson Vazquez scored Charlo a 117-111 winner and Cheatham had it even, 114-114.
Sutherland and De Luca have been assigned to only their second Alvarez bout apiece.
In De Luca’s first combat that featured Alvarez, he had the four-division champion forward 78-74 by eight rounds in opposition to British southpaw Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders didn’t reply the bell for the ninth spherical on account of a fractured orbital bone round his proper eye of their Could 2021 bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Whereas De Luca doesn’t have historical past with Charlo, Sutherland will deal with his third Charlo bout in lower than 4 years.
Sutherland had Charlo in entrance of Castano by three factors, 87-84, when Charlo knocked out the previous WBO junior middleweight champion within the tenth spherical of their rematch in Could 2022 at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California. Sutherland additionally had Charlo forward of Detroit’s Tony Harrison by three factors, 96-93, earlier than Charlo received their rematch by Eleventh-round knockout in December 2019 at Toyota Area in Ontario, California.
Dock, in the meantime, will work his first Alvarez combat. He has established himself, nevertheless, as top-of-the-line referees in boxing and most just lately in Las Vegas was the third man within the ring for Terence Crawford’s ninth-round technical knockout of Errol Spence Jr. of their welterweight title unification combat July 29 at T-Cell Area.
Dock has officiated three of Charlo’s fights – his sixth-round knockout of Charles Hatley, his first-round knockout of Erickson Lubin and his eighth-round knockout of Jeison Rosario.
The NSAC additionally accepted Cheatham, Arizona’s Chris Flores and Weisfeld because the judges and California’s Thomas Taylor because the referee Tuesday for the Yordenis Ugas-Mario Barrios bout on the Alvarez-Charlo undercard. The Cuban-born, Las Vegas-based Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) will face San Antonio’s Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs) in a 12-round combat for the WBC interim welterweight title.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He might be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.