Veteran Judges and Referee Named for Mathis-Holm II Rematch
Officials have been named for the upcoming International Boxing Association and WBAN rematch between light welterweight champion Anne Sophie Mathis and nine-time World Champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm.
Set to take place at Fresquez Production's "The Reckoning", the rematch will help determine the mythical women's pound-for-pound championship on June 15 at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The judges, all from Las Vegas, will be Duane Ford, Dave Moretti and Lisa Giampi with Jon Schorle (El Dorado Hills, CA) serving as the referee.
"We wanted to insure fairness to both fighters, as well as eliminate any potential controversy, by having three of the most high-respected judges and referee working Mathis-Holm II," said Tom King, New Mexico Athletic Commission. "They are all among the most qualified officials in boxing."
Moretti and Giampa were judges for last December's initial fight between Mathis and Holm, in which Mathis won by seventh-round knockout.
Ford and Moretti have been judges for 35 years. Ford has judged a reported 160 world title fights including Sugar Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns I, Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield II, Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali and Salvador Sanchez-Wilfredo Gomez. Moretti.
They have also scored 110 world title matches including Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar de la Hoya, Marvin Hagler-John Mugabi, and Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez II.
Giampa has judged seven world title fights in her five years, while Schorle has refereed 27 title fights in his 20 years as an official.
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