Brian Stutts- Head Referee
Brian began his involvement with boxing as an amateur boxer in Charleston, SC in the 1950’s. He worked with boxers while in the USMC from 1964 to 1968 when he was honorably discharged as a sergeant E-5 after serving for eighteen months in Viet Nam. After college he reentered the boxing community with United States Olympic Boxing advancing to being the Ring Captain for boxing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Brian began officiating professional boxing in 1988 and has officiated future and past champions such as Vernon Forrest, Paul Williams. Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Mark Breland, Mike Dixon, Bert Cooper, Christy Martin, Layla Ali, Roy Jones Jr, Ray Mercer, Ray Whitfield, Ebo Elder and Hector Comacho Sr and Jr .Brian has refereed on USA, Showtime, ESPN, SportsSouth networks. Brian was inducted into the Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.
Irwin Deutsch- Head Judge
Irwin Deutsch has been judging professional boxing for 31 years and is currently the senior judge in the State of Georgia. He has judged major championship fights throughout the years including names like Lenox Lewis, Tim Weatherspoon, Tony Tubbs, Buster Douglas, Trevor Berbick, Greg Page, Michael Moorer, Leila Ali, Vernon Forest, and Roy Jones Jr. Irwin was a member of the WBU where he was chosen to judge championship fights in Atlantic City, NJ and Gulf Port, Miss. He has judged fights on HBO, Showtime, Showbox, and ESPN. While his experience is mostly professional, he has also judged amateur boxing bouts.
Edward Kanner- Judge
Professional boxing judge for more than 20 years. Ed has judged world title fights and have appeared on ESPN, HBO and Showtime boxing events numerous times.
Ed has also been a high school and college wrestling official for over 36 years after competing at the high school and college level. In 2011, Ed was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Lifetime Service to Wrestling.
Richard Sells, Judge
Richard Sells began studying Judo and Wrestling at the University of Georgia in 1965. He has been viewing boxing for fifty years. In the 1990's he studied Chun Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do under Fred Moon and earned a Blue Belt. Sells became a Boxing Inspector in 2006 and continued through 2008 until he became certified in Uncasville, Conn. to be a Boxing Judge. Sells has completed MMA seminars for judging and refereeing under Marc Fennell in 2010, Mario Yamasaki in 2011, and John McCarthy in 2012. He has completed three seminars for Boxing Judges since 2008. Professionally, Richard Sells is a retired educator and GBI Agent. He spent four years in the United States Air Force, with ten months in Southeast Asia in 1973. He has been married to Rosemarie Sells since 1969, and they attend First Baptist in Monroe, Ga.
Vincent Accoo, Sr. Judge/Referee
In 1992, Vincent joined the ranks of Amateur Boxing Officials as a Judge and Referee. That year he was named “Referee of the Year” and also moved to the national level. During his experience with the amateurs he worked and remains close friends with World Title Official Eddie Cotton. Vincent moved to Georgia in 1994, where he owns and runs AAA Construction doing new construction, remodeling and all phases of carpentry. He was a lead construction foreman at Habitat for Humanity in 1997 when he attended the seminar for boxing professionals led by Joe Cortez and Dr. Barry Levin. Vincent has since been trained and certified as a Boxing Referee and Professional Boxing Judge.
Nola Oliver Judge
Nola is an Indiana native who moved to Atlanta in 1990. Nola began her training as a Professional Boxing Judge in 1997, attending a boxing seminar led by Joe Cortez and Dr. Barry Levin of the Nevada Boxing Commission. Nola is also trained and certified as a Boxing Referee.