Arising Saturday night time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will tangle, once more for the unified heavyweight title and a veteran referee will likely be officiating after they do. Puerto Rico’s Luis Pabon, who is not any stranger to Joshua title fights and different large time title bouts was accredited by the WBA/IBF and WBO to be with the fighters for his or her rematch.
Pabon has had latest expertise in a giant time title combat, as he worked in April Gennady Golovkin’s eighth round TKO in Japan over Ryota Murata to seize the WBA world middleweight title.
And, the 56 yr previous Pabon does have pretty latest heavyweight title work. This, as he coincidentally was additionally the referee in December of 2019, when Joshua got his belts back from Andy Ruiz in a 12 round decision and likewise, in Saudi Arabia. Pabon has not labored an Usyk combat in his profession.
Pabon has primarily labored in his native Puerto Rico often, however will work some within the U.S., as properly. This consists of him having officiated David Morrell’s fifth spherical TKO win (picture prime) over Kalvin Henderson on the Premier Boxing Champions/Showtime card in Minneapolis, Minnesota again in early June.
And, the properly traveled Pabon, had beforehand labored the Sergey Kovalev Anthony Yarde WBO Gentle Heavyweight Title combat in Russia in August 2019 and stopped the combat when Kovalev scored a tenth spherical knock down of Yarde.
The world organizations and the fighters agreed on the three judges that can rating Usyk-Joshua and they’re all championship veterans: Steve Grey of England, Viktor Fesechko of Ukraine and the impartial choose will likely be American Glenn Feldman.
Fesechko did work the earlier Usyk-Joshua bout at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium scoring the primary bout 117-112 for Usyk’s unanimous resolution win again final September.
The Brit Grey and the American Feldman have been two of the judges within the Joshua 2019 win over Ruiz scoring the bout 119-109 and 118-110 for the Englishman’s straightforward win that night time.