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Bayless to ref Mayweather-Maidana II

Updated: August 21, 2014, 11:58 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the best boxing referee in the world, was appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to officiate the rematch between pound-for-pound king and unified welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and former titleholder Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs), 37, of Las Vegas, and Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), 31, of Argentina will fight again on Sept. 13 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a sequel to their exciting unification ...

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