Herb Santos is an attorney and professional boxing judge from Reno, Nevada.
Atty. Santos has judged professional boxing since being licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 1978. Prior to 1978, he worked for the Commission as timekeeper and judged amateur bouts. He has judged over 30 title fights in his career, including twelve World Title Fights.
The most notable fight which he judged was the Marvelous Marvin Hagler v. Thomas Hearns fight in 1985.
Recent notable fights include: Chris John v. Rocky Juarez, 2009.
From 1985-1988, he served on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was appointed by then Governor Richard Bryan. He was elected Chairman of the Commission in 1988. While a Commissioner, he was instrumental in adding AIDS and Hepatitus awareness and testing to boxing in Nevada.
He has three sons, all of whom are practicing attorneys in Nevada. His daughter-in-law Theresa (married to his youngest son Cory) is also an attorney in Nevada. His oldest son Herb, Jr., worked as an inspector for the Nevada Athletic Commission in the late 1980's. His middle son Joel is currently an amateur official for USA Boxing. The youngest, Cory, is an amateur boxing judge for USA Boxing, a former two time Nevada State Champion (Golden Gloves and USA Boxing State), and a former NCBA Boxer for the University of Nevada, Reno.