Monday, February 17, 2020

Waleed Serves As Referee For Title Bout In Tennessee!

Congratulations to Beltway-area referee Malik Waleed, who served as the third man in the ring for the IBF Super Middleweight title bout between champion Caleb Plant and challenger Vincent Feigenbutz on Saturday, February 15th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.  The bout was shown live on Fox.  Plant would regain his title with a 10th round TKO.

This is one of the few times that Waleed has been able to referee a world title bout in the United States.  In the last few years, Waleed has refereed world title contests in Malaysia, Japan, and Russia.  The last time Waleed refereed a title match in the US was in April of 2016 when he was the third man in another IBF Super Middleweight title bout between then-champion James DeGale and Rogelio Medina.  That bout took place at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.

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