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'''Vic Drakulich''' is one of nine children born to a Serbian father and an Italian mother. He is a 1979 graduate from the McGeorge School of Law and, outside of boxing, is a personal injury and insurance attorney. Drakulich came to boxing in the the early 1980s, when he began working corners for amateur fights. He was later asked if he would like to like to judge. Judging turned into refereeing and in 1985, Drakulich was contacted by the Nevada Athletic Commission to enter the professional ranks. [http://www.myboxingfans.com/2011/01/vic-drakulich-referee-of-the-year/]
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'''Vic Drakulich''' is one of nine children born to a Serbian father, Duke Drakulich, who coached high school football, and an Italian mother. Drakulich excelled in high school and was named to the all-state honorable mention team as a defensive end for his football team. He is a 1979 graduate from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and, outside of boxing, is a personal injury and insurance attorney.
  
He was named the 2010 Referee of the Year by the [[WBC]].
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Drakulich came to boxing in the the early 1980s, when he began working corners for amateur fights. He was later asked if he would like to judge. Judging turned into refereeing and in 1985, Drakulich was contacted by the Nevada Athletic Commission to enter the professional ranks. He primarily works bouts in the state of Nevada, but has also referred in Panama, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Japan, and Costa Rica. [http://www.myboxingfans.com/2011/01/vic-drakulich-referee-of-the-year/] [http://books.google.com/books?id=4Wu7jhLWM9wC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=vic+drakulich&source=bl&ots=T0YJopfF9H&sig=_3TBDk-IqcLQ9tWnRQqcRtoZbZ0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yCiVUauiJPji4APPsIDIDw&ved=0CCwQ6AEwADgK]
  
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In 2010, he was named Referee of the Year by the [[WBC]].
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== Notable Bouts ==
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'''2012'''
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*[[Brandon Rios vs. Richar Abril]] for the WBA World Lightweight Title - ''Rios won by a largely unpopular decision.''
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'''2011'''
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*[[Timothy Bradley vs. Joel Casamayor]] for the WBO Light Welterweight Title - ''It was the final fight of Casamyor's professional career.''
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*[[Edison Miranda vs. Yordanis Despaigne]] - ''Miranda was disqualified by Drakulich after a series of low blows''
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*[[Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah]] for the IBF and WBA Super World Light Welterweight Titles
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'''2010'''
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*[[Victor Ortiz vs. Lamont Peterson]]
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*[[Devon Alexander vs. Andriy Kotelnik]] for the IBF and WBC Light Welterweight Titles.
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*[[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz (2nd meeting)]] for the WBO and WBA Super World Lightweight Titles.
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*[[Rodel Mayol vs. Omar Nino Romero (1st meeting)]] for the WBC Light Flyweight Title. - ''In round three, Nino hit Mayol with a clear low blow and while Mayol was waiting for Drakulich to step in, Nino threw a left hook that knocked Mayol out cold.''
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'''2009'''
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*[[Z Gorres vs. Luis Melendez]] - ''Gorres was placed in a medically-induced after collapsing in his corner following the bout. Doctors found a subdural hematoma to his brain, and Gorres underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling. He remained in critical condition for a week, and although he did not box again, he was able to make a full recovery.''
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'''2008'''
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*[[Sergio Mora vs. Vernon Forrest (2nd meeting)]] for the WBC Light Middleweight Title - ''It was the final fight of Forrest's professional career.''
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*[[David Diaz vs. Manny Pacquiao]] for the WBC Lightweight Title - ''Pacquiao claimed his fourth world title''
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'''2007'''
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*[[Manny Pacquiao vs. Jorge Solis]]
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'''2006'''
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*[[Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales (3rd meeting)]] for the WBC International Super Featherweight Title
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'''2005'''
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*[[Jeff Lacy vs. Scott Pemberton]] for teh IBF and IBO Super Middleweight Titles.
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*[[Samuel Peter vs. Taurus Sykes]] for the NABF, NABA, and USBA Heavyweight Titles.
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'''2004'''
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*[[Jose Luis Castillo vs. Joel Casamayor]] for the WBC and The Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles
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*[[Erik Morales vs. Carlos Hernandez]] for the WBC and IBF Super Featherweight Titles - ''Morales claimed his sixth world title''
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*[[Felix Sturm vs. Oscar De La Hoya]] for the WBO Middleweight Title - ''De La Hoya claimed his ninth world title and became the first fighter to be world champion in six different division.''
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*[[Jesus Chavez vs. Erik Morales]] for the WBC Super Featherweight Title - ''Morales claimed his fifth world title''
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'''2003'''
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*[[Miguel Cotto vs. Demetrio Ceballos]] for the WBC International Light Welterweight Title.
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*[[Oscar De La Hoya vs. Luis Ramon Campas]] for the WBC, WBA, and The Ring Magazine Light Middleweight Titles.
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*[[Tim Austin vs. Rafael Marquez]] for the [[IBF]] Bantamweight Title. - ''Marquez became a world champion''
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'''2002'''
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*[[Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting)]] for the WBC and The Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles. - ''Mayweather Jr. claimed his second world title by close decision.''
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'''2001'''
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*[[Javier Castillejo vs. Oscar De La Hoya]] for the WBC Super Welterweight Title. - ''De La Hoya claimed his seventh world title''
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*[[Shane Mosley vs. Shannan Taylor]] for the WBC Welterweight Title.
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*[[Jose Luis Castillo vs. Cesar Bazan]] for the WBC Lightweight Title.
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'''2000'''
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*[[Joel Casamayor vs. Radford Beasley]] for the WBA World Super Featherweight Title.
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*[[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Roque Cassiani]] for the [[NABO]] Featherweight Title.
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*[[Stevie Johnston vs. Julio Alvarez]] for the WBC Lightweight Title.
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'''1999'''
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*[[David Tua vs. Gary Bell]] for the [[USBA]] Heavyweight Title - ''Bell was stopped at 1:19 of the opening round.''
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'''1996'''
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*[[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Darryl Pinckney]]
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'''1994'''
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*[[Julio Cesar Green vs. Lonnie Beasley]] - ''In the final round, Beasley had been rocked and was attempting to clinch to hold himself up. When Drakulich separated the fighters, Beasley fell backward and down to the canvas. When Beasley struggled to get to his feet, Drakulich waved an end to the bout. He reportedly later said, "If they're not able to remain standing when you break them up, they shouldn't be allowed to fight."''
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'''1993'''
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*[[Michael Moorer vs. Mike Evans]]
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*[[Kennedy McKinney vs. Jesus Salud]] for the IBF Super Bantamweight Title
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'''1992'''
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*[[Tommy Morrison vs. Joe Hipp]] - ''Morrison won despite suffering a broken jaw and hand''.
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*[[Yory Boy Campas vs Samuel Martinez]] for the Mexican Welterweight Title.
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*[[Roy Jones Jr. vs. Art Serwano]]
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'''1991'''
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*[[Pat Lawlor vs. Roberto Duran (1st meeting)]] - ''Duran lost via sixth-round TKO after suffering a shoulder injury and being unable to continue.''
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*[[Mike McCallum vs. Carlos Cruzat]]
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*[[Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Weaver]]
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*[[Troy Dorsey vs. Alfred Rangel]] for the IBF Featherweight Title. - ''Drakulich's first known world-title bout.''
  
 
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Name: Vic Drakulich
Nationality: US American
Residence: Nevada, USA
Officiating Record: Referee


Vic Drakulich is one of nine children born to a Serbian father, Duke Drakulich, who coached high school football, and an Italian mother. Drakulich excelled in high school and was named to the all-state honorable mention team as a defensive end for his football team. He is a 1979 graduate from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and, outside of boxing, is a personal injury and insurance attorney.

Drakulich came to boxing in the the early 1980s, when he began working corners for amateur fights. He was later asked if he would like to judge. Judging turned into refereeing and in 1985, Drakulich was contacted by the Nevada Athletic Commission to enter the professional ranks. He primarily works bouts in the state of Nevada, but has also referred in Panama, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Japan, and Costa Rica. [1] [2]

In 2010, he was named Referee of the Year by the WBC.


Notable Bouts

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Z Gorres vs. Luis Melendez - Gorres was placed in a medically-induced after collapsing in his corner following the bout. Doctors found a subdural hematoma to his brain, and Gorres underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling. He remained in critical condition for a week, and although he did not box again, he was able to make a full recovery.

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1996

1994

  • Julio Cesar Green vs. Lonnie Beasley - In the final round, Beasley had been rocked and was attempting to clinch to hold himself up. When Drakulich separated the fighters, Beasley fell backward and down to the canvas. When Beasley struggled to get to his feet, Drakulich waved an end to the bout. He reportedly later said, "If they're not able to remain standing when you break them up, they shouldn't be allowed to fight."

1993

1992

1991