Dennis Taylor

Pascal-Hopkins officials named

Two Europeans and two Asians will officiate the rematch between RING light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins, who will clash May 21at the Bell Centre in Montreal, reported.

Refereeing the bout will be Ian John-Lewis of the UK. Thejudges are Rey Denesco of the Philippines, Guido Cavalleri of Italy and Anek Hontongkam of Thailand.

Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 knockouts) hopes to become the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 46 by defeating Pascal (26-1-1, 16 KOs).

The two fought to a 12-round majority draw in December, as two scorecards were even, and Steve Morrow, a California judge, saw it 114-112 for Hopkins.


Dennis Tayloris editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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