SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, October 19, in the title bouts between Mike Alvarado versus Ruslan Provodnikov and Robert Stieglitz against Isaac Ekpo, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively.
At the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), will defend for the first time his WBO junior welterweight belt against the #1 ranked Ruslan Provodvikov (22-2, 15 KOs), from Russia. The referee for this clash will be Tony Weeks, from United States.
The judges for the Alvarado-Provodnikov fight will be Denny Nelson, Robert Hoyle and Levi Martínez (all three from United States). The WBO supervisor for this bout will be John Duggan.
This bout between Alvarado and Provodnikov is a Top Rank presentation, to be broadcasted on HBO this Saturday at 9:45 p.m. ET.
While, at the EINS Exhibition Hall in Leipzig, Germany, the WBO supermiddleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (45-3, 26 KOs) will make his second defense when he faces the #7 ranked Issac Ekpo (22-1, 16 KOs), from Nigeria. The referee for this bout will be Edward Cotton, from United States.
The judges for this Sports Events Steinforth presentation fight between Stieglitz and Ekpo will be Waleska Roldan, from United States, Andre Van Grootenbruel, from Belgium, and Frank Michael Maass, from Germany. The WBO supervisor for this bout will be Markus Aslani.