By Gabriel F. Cordero
Rafael Ramos will be the referee of the WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 53-year-old Texan, originally from Puerto Rico, has been a referee since 1987 and has worked 64 world title fights. “I thank God for this opportunity to be in the fight of Pacquiao, the #1 in the world. For me, for my family and for Puerto Rico it’s a great honor,” said Ramos who previously refereed Juan Manuel Marquez against Juan Diaz. He is a member of both the WBA and IBF. Judges are Nelson Vázquez (PR), Duane Ford (USA) and Levy Martínez (USA).