UFC genius Conor McGregor as of late fought previous two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi to get ready for his exceedingly foreseen boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.
There was a third man in the ring that night.
Joe Cortez, an International Boxing Hall of Fame arbitrator, administered the re-enactment coordinate and was there to ensure the UFC lightweight champion knew the standards. McGregor selected Cortez as a boxing educator and official for all his competing sessions amid his camp in Las Vegas.
"I was profoundly prescribed to (McGregor's) group as a ref to show them the guidelines of boxing before the battle with McGregor and Mayweather," said Cortez, who directed near 200 big showdown battles before resigning in 2012. "He needs to ensure he sees every one of the standards going into the battle.
"So what I'm doing with the competing sessions, we endeavor to do everything to recreate the genuine battle from the guidelines toward the start to everything that goes ahead in a genuine battle."
Cortez makes a point to give McGregor the full involvement of a bout by wearing his official clothing and saying his trademarked expression "I'm reasonable however I'm firm" before the principal ringer rings. Cortez said McGregor had a recreation coordinate that went 12 adjusts this week.
"He has been doing," Cortez said. "I was really awed with all that he knows."
Cortez, who moved to Las Vegas 25 years back, said he has gone over the knockdown and eight-check rules with McGregor.
"We will work on everything," Cortez said. "In the event that he scores a knockdown, he needs to go to an unbiased corner. He needs to comprehend that there could be more than three knockdowns in a round, and show him that there's an obligatory eight check."
"He would need to comprehend what is unreasonable holding in boxing," Cortez said. "I'm breaking him out of his MMA propensities and bringing him into boxing mode."
Cortez has spent numerous years educating yearning refs around the globe the tenets of boxing. He is right now an individual from previous welterweight champion Shawn Porter's group.
"I take the competing genuine, and I don't pick sides or play diversions," Cortez said. "I'm there to instruct and ensure that when battle night comes, (McGregor's group) can't state they weren't educated the correct way."