SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, July 13, in the world title fights to be held in Germany and Philippines.
At the Energie Verbund-Arena en Dresden, Sachsen, Germany, the WBO supermiddleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (44-3, 25 KOs) will make his first defense when he faces Japanese Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1, 21 KOs), the #10 ranked, in a Sport Events Steinforth presentation. For this fight the referee will be Celestino Ruiz from United States.
Meanwhile the judges for the Stieglitz-Kiyota bout are Alejandro López Cid from México, Terry O’Connor from United Kingdom and Ingo Barrabas from Germany. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be the President Paco Valcarcel himself.
Otherwise, at the Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, the WBO minimumweight champion Merlito Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against the #15 ranked Jorle Estrada (17-6, 6 KOs) from Colombia. The referee for this bout will be Raul Caiz Jr. from United States.
The judges for the fight between Sabillo and Estrada, an ALA Promotions presentation, are Salven Lagumbay from Philippines and Joe García and Ulysses Glen, both from United States. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.