SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Friday and Saturday in the super flyweight and junior lightweight world title bouts, that will take place in Argentina and Mexico, respectively.
This Friday, September, 19, at the Anfiteatro Municipal de Villa Maria in Cordoba, Argentina, the WBO superflyweight (115 pounds) champion Omar Narvaez (42-1-2, 23 KOs), from Argentina, will defend for the 11th time his belt against the #1 ranked Felipe Orucuta (29-2, 24 KOs), from Mexico, in a O.R. Promotions presentation.
For the fight Narvaez-Orucuta, the referee will be Celestino Ruiz, from United States, while the judges are Patrick Russell, Dennis Nelson and Robert Hecko, all three from United States.
The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Jorge Molina.
This is a rematch between Narvaez, a former WBO flyweight (112 pounds) champion with 16 defenses, and Orucuta. These boxers fought for the WBO supeflyweight crown on May 25, 2013, and Narvaez won a split decision over Orucuta.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, September 20, at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, the former WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (41-12-2, 28 KOs), from Mexico, and Terdsak Kokietgym (53-4-1, 33 KOs), from Thailand, will fight for the interim WBO junior lightweight (130 pounds) title.
The referee for the Salido-Kokietgym bout will be Eddie Claudio, from United States, and the judges are also from United States, Patricia Morse Jarman, Robert Hoyle and John Madfis.
The WBO supervisor for this fight will be the WBO Ratings Committee Chairman, Luis Perez.
Salido is ranked #1 and Kokietgym is the #2 ranked for the WBO at 130 pounds. The champion is Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia.
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.