One of the finest referees in the world, South Africa's Christodoulou has officiated over 100 world title bouts and has arbitrated in each of boxing's 17 weight divisions.
Born in Johannesburg on January 31, 1946, he began his career in 1963 and refereed his first world title bout in 1973 when Romeo Anaya and Arnold Taylor battled for the world bantamweight title. Among other fights he has been the third man for include Victor Galindez vs. Richie Kates, Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran, Barry McGuigan vs. Eusebio Pedroza and Alexis Arguello vs. Aaron Pryor I.
Considered one of the most powerful and revered men in South African boxing, he has served as executive director of the South African Boxing Board of Control and has twice been named South African boxing's "Man of the Year". Admiration for Christodoulou extends beyond his home country, as he is well respected the world over. He is a member of the World Boxing Association's International Officials Committee and, in 1980, was named the WBA's "Referee of the Year."
An ambassador for South African boxing, Christodoulou is a commanding presence in the ring and also serves as a ringside judge for many championship contests.
Born: Jan. 31, 1946