Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Referee Chevalier Travels To Japan For IBF Light Flyweight Title Bout December 29!
(Photo courtesy of BoxingScene.com)
Beltway referee Kenny Chevalier will receive another opportunity to travel and referee a world title bout.
On Tuesday, December 29th, Chevalier will be the third man in the ring when Javier Mendoza of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico defends his IBF Light Flyweight title against former two-division WBA world champion Akira Yaegashi of Yokohama, Japan at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan.
This is Chevalier's first world title bout since he worked the Cornelius Bundrage-Carlos Molina IBF Super Welterweight title bout in October of 2014 in Cancun, Mexico. That same year, Chevalier was the referee for Peter Quillin's WBO Middleweight title defense against Lukas Konecny on April 19, 2014 at the DC Armory.
Among some of the other 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.