Friday, August 24, 2012
Chevalier Referees World Title Bout September 1 in Panama!
(Photo by Juan Marshall)
He has long been considered one of the best referees to ever come out of the Beltway region. Over the years, however, the entire boxing world has come to know how great he is as a referee.
Longtime local ref Kenny Chevalier (left) will be the third man in the ring when Moruti Mthalane of South Africa defends his IBF World Flyweight title against Ricardo Nunez of Panama on Saturday, September 1 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama.
According to Boxrec.com, this is Chevalier's ninth world title bout and his third that has taken place outside of the United States after previous trips to South Africa and Mexico. Among some of the great title bouts Chevalier has worked include William Joppy's third bout against Julio Cesar Green in September of 1999, the All-Beltway title bout between champion Sharmba Mitchell and challenger Reggie Green in April of 1999 (both at the Verizon Center) and Andrew Council's bid for the middleweight title against Bernard Hopkins in November of 1997 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.