World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Saturday, November 15, in the title defenses of world champions Wladimir Klitschko and Donnie Nietes, to take place in Germany and Philippines, respectively.
At the O2World Arena in Altona, Hamburg, Germany in a K2 Promotions presentation, Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs), the WBO heavyweight champion, will make his 13th defense against the #7 ranked Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs), from Bulgaria. The referee for this bout will be Tony Weeks, from United States.
While the judges for the Klitschko-Pulev fight will be IBF officials Joe Pasquale, Jerome Jakubco and Waleska Roldan, all three from United States.
The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Istvan “Koko” Kovacs.
The bout between Klitschko and Pulev, when Klitschko will defend also his WBA, IBF and IBO titles, will be broadcast on HBO at 4:45 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu, Philippines, Donnie Nietes (33-1-4, 19 KOs) will defend for the fifth time his junior flyweight belt against the #5 ranked Carlos “Chapito” Velarde (20-0, 11 KOs). The referee for this fight will be Samuel Viruet, from United States.
The judges for the Nietes-Velarde clash will be Rose M. Lacend, from United States, Salven Lagumbay, from Philippines, and Masakazu Murase, from Japan.
The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.