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WBO announces officials

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this week in the world title bouts to be held in Philippines, Namibia and Germany.

This Saturday, March 2, at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines, the WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (31-1-3, 17 KOs) will make his first defense against the WBO minimum weight champion Moises Fuentes (16-1, 8 KOs), from Mexico. For this fight, an ALA Promotions presentation, the referee will be Jack Reiss from United States. Judges for the Nietes-Fuentes bout are Adalaide Byrd and Patrick Russell from United States, and Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan from Philippines. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.

Same day in Windhoek, Namibia, WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (43-1, 28 KOs), from Thailand, will defend for the first time his crown versus Paulus Ambunda (19-0, 10 KOs). Referee for this Nestor “Sunshine” Boxing presentation bout, will be Paul Thomas from United Kingdom. Judges for the Sor Singyu-Ambunda fight are Fernando Laguna and Manuel Oliver Palomo from Spain, and Manfred Kuchler from Germany. WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan.

Also on Saturday, at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, the WBO junior lightweight female champion Ramona Kuehne (19-1, 6 KOs) will face in her fourth defense Brazilian Halanna Dos Santos (14-4, 9 KOs). The referee for this fight will be Mickey Vann from United Kingdom. Judges for the Kuehne-Dos Santos bout are Ingo Barrabas from Germany, Noel Monnet from France and Giustino Di Giovanni from Italy. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Edoardo Ceccoli.




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