World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, August 2, in the third title defense of the light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, from Russia, against Blake Caparello, from Australia, to be held at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, in a Main Events presentation.
For this fight, when Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) defends his WBO 175 pounds belt versus the #10 ranked Caparello (19-0, 6 KOs), the referee will be Sparkle Lee, from New York.
Meanwhile, the judges for the Kovalev-Caparello will be Julie Lederman, from New York, Glenn Feldman, from Connecticut, and John Poturaj, from New Jersey. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan.
Kovalev, who won the title on August 17, 2013, with a fourth round TKO win over Nathan Cleverly, is coming off a KO win over then undefeated Cedric Agnew on March 29, 2014, in Atlantic City.
Remember the WBO 27th Annual Convention to take place at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 27 to October 31, 2014. More information at www.wboboxing.com.