Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn Joseph Parker Retains, Wins Majority Decision Over Hughie Fury Carl Frampton To Sign Deal With Frank Warren? Josh Wale Retains British As Murray Beats Fagan, Kelly Wins Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Badou Jack Vacates WBA Title, Bivol Purse Bid is Canceled Dickinson, Safa and Cullen Get Wins On Fury-Parker Card McDonagh Outpoints Singleton At Manchester Arena Parker: UK is Where The Heavyweight Scene Is, I Want To Be in It Campbell Will Use Experience of Olympics in Jorge Linares Clash Hughie Fury: Parker is No Old Man Like Klitschko, But I'm Ready Dorticos vs. Kudryashov - Cruiserweight WBSS Report Card Photos: Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez - Tested Tough To Win! Luis Ortiz: No Judges, I'll Knock Wilder Out - Then I Want Joshua! Terence Crawford: Mikey Garcia Fight Would Have To Be at 147 Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-Golovkin, Parker-Fury, Kovalev Campbell: Linares is Strong, Experienced - But This is My Time! Liam Williams Vows To Punish Liam Smith For His Trash Talk James DeGale: Groves or Smith Will Win WBSS - I Want Winner Hughie Fury: I Can't Look Past Parker, But I Feel I Can Unify Division Golovkin's Promoter: You Never Heard Canelo Booed Like That! Josh Taylor May Get To World Title Within a Year, Says McGuigan With Andre Ward Retired, Who is The #1 P4P Fighter in The World? Oscar Valdez Gets Off The Floor To Decision Genesis Servania Gilberto Ramirez Drops, Decisions a Very Game Jesse Hart Michael Conlan Drops, Stops Kenny Guzman in Second Round Loeffler: Canelo Should Be More Confident After Full 12 With GGG Conceicao, Kavaliauskas, Mayer, Lenny Z, Gaibnazarov Win Bouts Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell - in Top Form, Battle Ready Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Get Tense, Ready For WBSS War Anthony Dirrell Denies Chavez Jr.'s Claim of Fight in November Lozano vs. Rodriguez Rematch Top Boxeo Telemundo Return Gervonta Davis Facing First Degree Aggravated Assault Charge
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement