WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the three World Title fights to be held this Saturday, July 16, in Germany, United Kingdom and Hawaii.
MARCO HUCK VS HUGO HERNÁN GARAY
At the Olympia-Eissportzentrum in Munich, Germany, Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (32-1, 23 KOs), from Serbia, will defend for the seventh time his title against Argentinian Hugo Hernán Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) in a Sauerland Events presentation. For this bout the referee will be Luis Pabón from Puerto Rico, while the judges are Donald Trella and John Stewart from the USA and British, Mickey Vann. Supervisor will be Paco Valcárcel.
RICKY BURNS VS NICKY COOK
For the fight between British, Ricky Burns 31-2, 8 KOs) and former titlist Nicky Cook (30-2, 16 KOs) for the Burns’ Junior Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom, referee will be Phil Edwards, with the judges Dave Parris, Terry O’Connor and Richie Davies. WBO supervisor is Dennis Gilmartin for the bout presented by promtoter Frank Warren. This is the third title defense for Burns.
JULIO CÉSAR MIRANDA VS BRIAN VILORIA
Also, in a Promociones Zanfer presentation to be held at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Flyweight Champion Julio César “Pingo” Miranda (35-5-1, 28 KOs), from Mexico, will defend for the fourth time his crown agains former champion Brian Viloria (28-3, 16 KOs). Referee will be veteran Joe Cortez, and judges are Robert Hoyle, Rubén García and Tamotsu Tomihara. WBO Supervisor is Leon Panoncillo Jr.