Best referees in the history of boxing?

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Jack Reiss will forever be among the worst. Ever.
     
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  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I remember that Muhammad Ali criticized Tony Perez following the fight against Chuck Wepner, on ABC's Wide World Of Sports,
     
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  3. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He allowed Glen Tapia to nearly be killed
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I did not know this, Thanks.
     
  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    They say Octavio Meyran of Mexico was the bad luck referee, the defending champion usually lost his title, when he was the referee..
     
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  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And for the 2nd round of the 2nd fight with Frazier.
     
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  7. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    The best Mercante snr. The one ref who always rubbed me up the wrong way was Mickey Vann
     
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  8. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Richard Steele. Not necessarily the best, but for me the most memorable, largely because of his distinctive, frequently heard, cool sounding voice.
    "Ponch-oh-geeet-out! Ponch-oh-geeet-out!" If you were to cast him in a Rocky movie he'd almost sound too cinematic.
     
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  9. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    On this side of the Atlantic I’ve seen none who comes close to Harry Gibbs.
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fine referee, he was the third man in the ring when Muhammad Ali stopped Brian London by TKO 3, on Aug 6 1966, in London, and when Smokin Joe Frazier decisioned Joe Bugner on July 2 1973, in London.
     
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  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I did see Arthur Mercante Jr referee one of the televised fights from Madison Square Garden, he was good, but his father was the best.
     
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  12. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was a big man and had this quiet authority about him, someone you probably wouldn’t want to mess with!
     
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  13. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Sid Nathan was good ,imo.
     
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  14. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    His autobiography is a good read. "Box On" it's called.
     
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  15. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He certainly was.
    Could we pick a good British one now?
     
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