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Russell Mora Will Referee Canelo Alvarez Title Bout Again

Russell Mora Will Referee Canelo Alvarez Title Bout Again

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Russell Mora Will Referee Canelo Alvarez Title Bout Again

Ed Mulholland- Matchroom USA

Russell Mora Will Referee Canelo Alvarez Title Bout Again

For the fourth consecutive time in Nevada, veteran referee Russell Mora will officiate a Canelo Alvarez title defense. This time, as he meets Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy bout for the undisputed super middleweight crowns Saturday night in the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas strip.

Mora, most recently officiated the May Canelo Alvarez-Dimitry Bivol battle for the Russian’s WBA light heavyweight title belt. And, Bivol won impressively (above) in a 12 round decision to retain his title and hand Alvarez only the second loss of his career.

Late last year Mora stopped Alvarez’s  win over Caleb Plant in November in the 11th round as Canelo overwhelmed him with a barrage of blows, and which gave the future hall of famer all four of the super middleweight belts.

As we have previously written, Mora’s title experience extends beyond just his Canelo bouts. The 62 year old, New Mexico native Mora stopped the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder WBC heavyweight title fight after the Alabama challenger was decked face first in the 11th round on October 9th last year.

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Mora previously was also the third man in the ring for the Yordenis Ugas decision upset win over Manny Pacquiao for the WBA World Welterweight Title in Vegas last August. He also worked Teofimo Lopez’s unanimous decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko for the Undisputed Lightweight Title in October of 2020.

Mora also worked a previous Canelo fight before the Plant bout, and that was his 11th round stoppage of Sergey Kovalev in November of 2019 for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship. Mora moved in to wave the fight off after Canelo landed a booming right hand dropping the Russian.

Also, the Nevada Athletic Commission named veteran championship judges Dave Moretti, from Nevada, and Steve Weisfeld, from New Jersey. Both have both already been involved in several of Canelo’s previous fights and this includes them scoring for Bivol in his May win over Alvarez.

They both also worked the second Canelo-GGG fight in September 2018. They both gave their controversial tight cards to Alvarez that night in his split decision victory.

The third judge will be David Sutherland, from Oklahoma, and it will be the first time he works in a fight between the legendary fighters.

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