WBO ANNOUNCES REFEREE AND JUDGES FOR THIS SATURDAY, INTERIM WORLD TITLE BOUT BETWEEN BRANDON RIOS AND MIKE ALVARADO
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, March 30, in the interim world title bout between junior welters Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a Top Rank presentation.
For this interim WBO junior welter bout between Rios (31-0, 23 KOs), the first ranked and the WBO Latino 140 pounds champion, against the second ranked Alvarado (33-1, 21 KOs), the referee will be Tony Weeks.
Meanwhile, the judges for the Rios-Alvarado rematch are Dave Moretti, Duane Ford and William Lerch. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Luis Perez, the Chairmen of the WBO Ratings Committee.
This is the second time Rios and Alvarado will meet. The first time these fighters faced in a great bout that was one of the favorites for the Fight of the Year in 2012. The WBO junior welterweight champion is the Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.
2012 MEXICAN OLYMPIAN OSCAR MOLINA CONTINUES HIS BUSY SCHEDULE THIS SATURDAY
Los Angeles (March 26) – Oscar Molina, one of only two Olympians representing Mexico in the 2012 Games in London, will go for his third straight victory this Saturday, March 30 in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico at the Estadio de Beisbol stadium and to be broadcast by Televisa.
In his last fight on March 9th at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA, Molina (2-0, 1 KO) and his twin brother Javier (13-1, 5 KOs), fought on the same show for the first time as professionals and both came away with thrilling victories. The Los Angeles-born brothers and current longtime Norwalk residents shared the stage as Olympians, Javier for Team USA in 2008 and Oscar Team Mexico.
This will be Molina’s second bout in Mexico since turning pro. He will be fighting in a 4-round bout.