Bobby Ferrara, local boxing referee, Sept. 1, 1993. Photo by A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Over 34 years, Ferrara worked more than 1,000 professional fights, including those with George Foreman, Oscar de la Hoya and Roberto Duran. World title bouts: 36. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.