BY ALEX P. VIDAL
LOS ANGELES, California — Two of the three veteran boxing judges assigned to decide the fate of Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada have decided favorably for both protagonists in their past fights.
Duane Ford and Dave Moretti both saw Pacquiao and Mosley winners in a combined 15 fights while third judge Glenn Trowbridge scored for Pacquiao three times in as many fights where he was judge.
Paquiao has not lost in the scorecards of Ford, the oldest at 71, who scored for Pacquiao, 120-108, against Joshua Clottey on March 13, 2010 for WBO welterweight title; 108-99 against Miguel Angel Cotto en route to 12th round TKO on Nov. 14, 2009 for WBO welterweight crown; 115-112 against Juan Manuel Marquez (12 split decision) on March 15, 2008 for WBC super featherweight title.
Ford saw Mosley winner in three of four fights he officiated involving his fellow American. He scored for Mosley, 118-109, against Luis Collazo (12 UD) for WBC interim welterweight title on Feb. 10, 2007; 98-92 against Jose Luis Cruz (10 UD) on Sept. 17, 2005; and 115-113 against Oscar De La Hoya for WBC super light middleweight and IBA light middleweight titles on Sept. 13, 2009.
Ford gave Mosley a failing grade, 113-115, when he lost to Wrinky Wright for WBC super light middleweight title on Nov. 20, 2004.
Moretti, a referee-judge, scored 80-71 for Pacquiao against De La Hoya (TKO 8) on December 6, 2008; 86-85 against Erik Morales in a rematch (TKO 10) on January 21, 2006. He gave Pacquiao a failing mark, 113-115, against Morales in their first meeting (12 UD) on March 19, 2005.
Moretti voted against Mosley, 109-119, when he lost to Floyd Mayweather (12 UD) on March 1, 2010; 111-117 when he lost to Wright in their first fight (12 UD) on March 13, 2004.
Mosley passed the test in Moretti’s card in his fight against Fernando Vargas, 50-45 (TKO 6); 99-91 against David Estrada (W 10) on April 23, 2005 and against Wilfredo Rivera, 86-85, (KO 10) on September 25, 1999.
Trowbridge, also a referee-judge, saw Pacquiao ahead, 10-7, against Ricky Hatton (KO2) on May 2, 2009; 118-109 against Marco Antonio Barrera (UD 12) in their rematch on Oct. 6, 2007; and 18-11 against Erik Morales (TKO 6) in their third meeting on Nov. 18, 2006.
Ford, Moretti, and Trowbridge are all from the state of Nevada.