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WBO names officials for Alvarado-Provodnikov and Stieglitz-Ekpo bouts

World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, October 19, in the title bouts between Mike Alvarado versus Ruslan Provodnikov and Robert Stieglitz against Isaac Ekpo, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively.

At the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), will defend for the first time his WBO junior welterweight belt against the #1 ranked Ruslan Provodvikov (22-2, 15 KOs), from Russia. The referee for this clash will be Tony Weeks (USA). The judges will be Denny Nelson, Robert Hoyle and Levi Martínez (all USA). The WBO supervisor for this bout will be John Duggan.

While, at the EINS Exhibition Hall in Leipzig, Germany, the WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (45-3, 26 KOs) will make his second defense when he faces the #7 ranked Issac Ekpo (22-1, 16 KOs), from Nigeria. The referee for this bout will be Edward Cotton (USA). The judges will be Waleska Roldan(USA), Andre Van Grootenbruel (Belgium), and Frank Michael Maass (Germany). The WBO supervisor for this bout will be Markus Aslani.

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