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 Monroe Vows To Shock Saunders For Underdogs Everywhere Paul Butler Vows To Get Much "Clearer" Win Over Stuart Hall Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Undercard Information Farhood: If McGregor Goes 12, The Press Will Hammer Mayweather Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped Barring a Win, Broner's Legacy To Be Full of Wasted Promise Viktor Polyakov Shocks Giovanni De Carolis For WBA Regional Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement