Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Richard M Murrieta, May 19, 2020.
Jack Reiss will forever be among the worst. Ever.
I remember that Muhammad Ali criticized Tony Perez following the fight against Chuck Wepner, on ABC's Wide World Of Sports,
He allowed Glen Tapia to nearly be killed
I did not know this, Thanks.
They say Octavio Meyran of Mexico was the bad luck referee, the defending champion usually lost his title, when he was the referee..
And for the 2nd round of the 2nd fight with Frazier.
The best Mercante snr. The one ref who always rubbed me up the wrong way was Mickey Vann
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.
On this side of the Atlantic I’ve seen none who comes close to Harry Gibbs.
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.
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.
He was a big man and had this quiet authority about him, someone you probably wouldn’t want to mess with!
Sid Nathan was good ,imo.
His autobiography is a good read. "Box On" it's called.
He certainly was.
Could we pick a good British one now?