Sole Arbiter offers a dynamic, hands-on course on how to be a world- class boxing referee.

All levels of officials, from novice through expert, will find this course challenging and useful.

  • Sole Arbiter is a dynamic, hands-on three-day course on how to be a boxing referee.

  • From the philosophy of officiating to practicing skills and mechanics, Sole Arbiter covers all aspects of the most difficult of all sports officiating.

  • Taught by two world class referees, this course is a distillation of the knowledge gained in thousands of fights.

  • The course consists of three extensive training days, including lectures, ringwork, testing and critiques. You can receive ABC certification upon successful completion of this course and test.
  • Subject matter experts, including Fighters, Trainers, Ringside Physicians, Cornermen, Referees, Judges, Commentators, and Athletic Commission Representatives will be guest speakers to enhance your knowledge of the dynamics of a boxing contest.

  • Challenge yourself and raise your Referee skills to a higher level.


Patrick Russell
Patrick RussellReferee & Boxing Judge
Patrick Russell is a Boxing Referee and Judge from California with four decades experience as a professional. He has refereed and judged well over 100 world title fights and hundreds of others. He was the referee in four separate fights that were honored as Fight of the Year by Ring Writers Association. He has taught boxing officiating in California and worldwide. His resume includes Chief Official for the World Police and Fire Games, California Boxing Hall of Fame and San Diego Officials Hall of Fame.
He is a retired law enforcement officer and combat veteran of the Vietnam war.
He brings a wealth of experience in boxing and life to any seminar and has a dynamic presentation.
Jack Reiss
Jack ReissBoxing Referee & Judge
Jack Reiss is a Boxing Referee and Judge from California who holds a referee’s license in Nevada and 6 other States within the US, and has 22 years of professional experience. He has refereed well over 100 World and Regional Title fights, and officiated over a thousand fights. He is a certified Association of Boxing Commissions Instructor and has taught seminars worldwide for the ABC, WBO, WBC, WBO, IBF, CSAC, IPRO and other commissions. His resume includes being inducted into the California and National Boxing Halls of Fame.
He is a Retired Firefighter who served 31 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Within his seminars, his experiences in Boxing, the Fire Department, and in life etc., adds a wealth of “practical” applications for others to glean and use.

Ref Pat Russell – Max Kellerman Interview

Israel Vasquez vs Rafael Marquez 3/3/07 – Pat Russell calling KD

Grudge Match – Referee Pat Russell in action

Matthysse vs Molina 4/26/14 – Pat Russell on a great KD count

“Fury count was my best ever decision.” Jack Reiss full interview

Wilder vs Fury discussion about Jack Reiss, referee

Andre Ward vs Edwin Rodriguez 11/16/13- Referee Jack Reiss

Petr Petrov vs Gamaliel Diaz 5/26/15 – Jack saying No Mas Mierda

-Joyce Carol Oates

Sole Arbiter is presented by internationally recognized Boxing referees and judges, Jack Reiss and Pat Russell who have presented training around the world for the major sanctioning bodies.