By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Nevada referee Robert Byrd will replace Jack Reiss as the third man in the ring when IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale defends the title against fellow Australian Anthony “The Man” Mundine at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia on January 30.
Byrd has previously been the referee in Australia when IBF lightweight champion Philip Holiday stopped Jeff Fenech in Melbourne in 1992. He also worked an IBF elimination lightweight bout when Ameth Diaz stopped Lenny Zappavigna in Melbourne in 2011.
Judges for Mundine-Geale are: Charlie Lucas (Australia), Ray Reed (Australia), Tony Marretta (Australia). Supervisor is IBF President Daryl Peoples.