NEUTRAL OFFICIALS BROUGHT IN FOR WOMEN'S SUPER FIGHT
Press Release: Officials have been named for the Fresquez Productions-presented IBA and WBAN rematch between light welterweight champion Anne Sophie Mathis (26-1, 22 KOs) and ex-champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (30-2-3, 9 KOs) to be held on June 15th 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) 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. 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 apiece. Ford has judged many world title fights including Sugar Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns I, Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali and Salvador Sanchez-Wilfredo Gomez. Moretti has scored Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar de la Hoya, Marvin Hagler-John Mugabi, and Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez II.