Bayless will referee Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos after a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Veteran referee Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet in boxing’s richest fight ever.

Nevada boxing commissioners picked Bayless on Tuesday to referee the May 2 fight. They also appointed Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman and Burt Clements as judges.

Bayless won’t have to introduce himself to either fighter, having worked four of Mayweather’s fights and seven of Pacquiao’s bouts. He is widely considered the best referee in Nevada, and is often used for big name fights.

Bayless will be paid $25,000, while the judges will each receive $20,000.

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