From his first refereeing assignment in his home state of New Jersey in 1979 to the present, Steve Smoger has worked fight cards in 36 countries and territories, as well as 26 states in the U.S. The fan-favorite referee, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, is grateful for the world-travel experience as he closes in on 1,000 bouts worked.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch victory over Marcos Maidana went exactly as expected, and now the pound-for-pound king faces the inevitable question: What now?
Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring on Saturday when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana meet for their rematch. He spoke with RingTV.com about what promises to be a challenging assignment.
Marcos Maidana dismisses Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comments about dirty tactics in their first fight, saying he’s not one to talk.
As Abner Mares looks toward facing Jonathan Oquendo on July 12, he admits that the referee who stopped his contest against Jhonny Gonzalez last August made the right call.
David Haye’s trainer and manager, Adam Booth, has blocked the choice of referee for the British heavyweight’s anticipated grudge clash against bitter-rival Dereck Chisora on July 14 at West Ham football stadium in London.