Kenny Bayless Undermines Tony Weeks: “I’ve Never Heard Of It!”

Did Tony Weeks Teach 32-Year Vet Bayless Something New?

Kenny Bayless is lost on what Tony Weeks was trying to describe
Kenny Bayless (L) has no idea what Tony Weeks was talking about | Credit: Al bello/Getty Images, Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Kenny Bayless Says He Can’t Back Up Tony Weeks’ Story

On January 6, many fans and observers felt that veteran referee Tony Weeks robbed the fans of a could-be action-fight or quality knock out. While feeling the heat of the fans during the aftermath of the bout, Weeks took to his social media to justify his actions. Now, what sounded bogus initially, is now further undermined by fellow long-time referee Kenny Bayless.

The fight in question saw top-rated Golden Boy Promotions fighter Vergil Ortiz Jr. make his much anticipated debut at super welterweight. In that premiere bout, Ortiz got off to a great start by noticeably hurting his opponent, Frederick “General Okunka” Lawson, in the opening round.

After being hammered and buzzed, Lawson did take refuge on the ropes. While glued to the straps, General Okunka did a serviceable job of defending himself. Obviously not well enough for Weeks’ liking, who jumped in and stopped the fight!


While speaking to FightHype, Bayless dropped in his incriminating two cents on the matter.

“This situation that Tony described in regards to these tests, these aneurysm tests, is a first, to my knowledge. In my 32 years of refereeing, I’ve never heard from either another state or in the state of Nevada, or anywhere around the world where there were tests being performed that came back positive first and then a continued test was done that came back negative and then the fight was sanctioned and the fight took place. I’ve never heard of it.”

Kenny Bayless


Many feel that it’s time for Weeks, 67, to retire after his now 30 years of service. Last June, Weeks also cut short a bout between Rolando Romero and Ismael Barroso. Ever since, many angered fight fans have said that the blunder awarded Romero the WBA junior welterweight title unjustly. This match was ultimately selected as 3Kings Boxing’s Robbery of the Year.

Now that Weeks has seemingly added fabricating excuses to cover up his shaky in-ring decisions, perhaps this is the time to walk away. In the end though, as it always is, we will just have to wait and see what Weeks chooses to do with his career. So stay plugged into 3Kings Boxing for all the latest updates and more.

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