Advertisement
Advertisement

Pascal-Hopkins Rematch: Judges and Referee Selected

THE World Boxing Council (WBC) has completed the list of best ring officials that will work for the May 21 rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins at Bell Centre in Montreal , Quebec , Canada . Two Asians, two Europeans.

Making sure the list would be big names, Rey Danseco, the well-rounded Filipino in Asian boxing scene and Best Judge of 2010 in the Philippines during the 11th Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions last March 25 in Manila, is included as one of the judges along with fellow Asian Anek Hontongkam from Thailand and Italian Guido Cavalleri.

Having the best judges is the biggest consideration of the WBC after the first Pascal-Hopkins match went at the hands of the judges on December 18 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City .

As a result of the hotly-debated draw, the 5-foot-10 Canadian-Haitian champion retained the title for the fourth straight time in the process when two judges had it even in their scorecards.

The 38-year old Danseco, a sports editor in a leading newspaper in Manila and businessman and Hontongkam, an official of the WBC Asian Boxing Council, are fresh from working in two of the triple WBC world title bouts in Kobe, Japan last month when super bantamweight Toshiaki Nishioka and super featherweight Takahiro Ao retained their titles against Mauricio Javier Munoz of Argentina and Mexican Humberto Mauro Gutierrez, respectively.

Cavalleri is also a veteran in European boxing scene while the third man in the ring will also from Europe, the 48-year old Ian John-Lewis, a retired welterweight boxer from Gillingham, United Kingdom.

The 46-year old and 6-foot-1 Hopkins aims to become the oldest man to ever win a championship in boxing while Pascal is looking to prove his status.

The Vacant WBC Diamond light heavyweight title will also be on the line in this bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fix on 05-10-2011

If Hopkins doesn't get knocked down Pascal has no chance of winning.

Comment by dblaze9 on 05-10-2011

Happy to see they have neutral judges on this one. B-Hop will be able to go to the well at least one more time and snatch these belts from Pascal... Should be a good fight like the first one. I…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa Mikey Garcia Eyes Gold: I Want Terry Flanagan's WBO Title! Team Frampton Had Secret Weapon in Camp For Santa Cruz Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else Amir Khan: I'll Fight Conor McGregor To Prove I'm a Real Man!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement