News | Apr 25 2017

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: Referee and judges confirmed

The officials for Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko have been confirmed
Anthony Joshua weigh in
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko during the weigh-in  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

THE colossal heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium this weekend will be overseen by neutral officials following specific requests from both sides of the promotion.

Both Joshua’s team and Klitschko’s requested that the referee and all three scoring judges be neutral, meaning any from the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Russia and Germany were excluded.

Matchroom Boxing and K2 worked with the British Boxing Board of Control and the IBF and WBA – whose titles will be on the line – to determine which officials would work the blockbuster clash.


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