Legendary American professional boxing referee, Tony Weeks, is expected in Ghana on Saturday, July 15 for his first assignment in Africa.
Weeks, 61, will arrive in the country to officiate the WBO super bantamweight final eliminator between Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe and Javier Nicholas Chacon from Argentina.
Times Sports sources have hinted that the experienced referee will conduct a special refereeing seminar for referees and judges in the country four days after his arrival.
He will climax the historic visit by officiating the big fight dubbed the ‘Final hurdle to Vegas’ which is scheduled for July 22 at the Trust Sports Emporium, popularly referred to as the Bukom Boxing Arena at Korle Gonno in Accra.
Weeks is a professional boxing referee who works for both the Arizona and Nevada State Athletic Commissions.
From Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Weeks has for close to 15 years worked as a referee for the World Boxing Authority (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) in championship bouts outside of Nevada.
He has officiated in a number of high profile fights involving Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, Nonito Donaire against Jessie Magdaleno, Abraham Lopez versus Jesus M. Rojas, Jake Bornea against Renerio Arizala and Abraham Lopez versus Jesus M Rojas.