Judges And Officials Set For Wilder-Fury

The judges and referees have been assigned for December 1st’s WBC heavyweight title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Scoring the fight for the California State Athletic Commission will be Phil Edwards of England, Alejandro Rochin of the United States and Canadian judge Robert Tapper, with American referee Jack Reiss as the third man in the ring for Wilder-Fury

Reiss, a California native has officiated four of Wilder’s fights, knockout wins against Jason Gavern, Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, and Chris Arreola, and will be the first time as the official for a Fury fight.

Edwards has served as a judge twice in fights featuring Tyson Fury, and another two as a referee/judge due to British Boxing Board of Control rules, that claim a non-title fight will have the referee serve as a judge. Edwards also served as the judge of Wilder’s 2013 first round drubbing of Audley Harrison at Sheffield Arena.

This will be the first time that Rochin and Tapper have judged fights featuring either man.

Information Via: Boxing Scene

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