Melba Santos will be referee Ortiz vs.Tada

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Melba Santos will be referee Ortiz vs.Tada
Referee Melva Santos. Photo Deportes Primera Hora

Referee Melba Santos
Referee Melba Santos. Photo Deportes Primera Hora
The Puerto Rican Melba Santos will be the third to climb enter the ring for the rematch between the World Boxing Association 105-pound champion, Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz and the Japanese Etsuko Tada, on November 8, 2014 in Mexico.

Santos (PUR) will be accompanied by the female judges Idalia Parra (PUR), Gloria Ramírez (US) and Carla Caiz (US), and the female supervisor Noryoli Gil (VEN).

This will be the third time that a WBA female championship fight will be refereed, scored and supervised by women officials.

The first time the WBA appointed all female officials was in 2011 for the Janeth Pérez vs Yolis Marrugo title fight. In that opportunity Romina Arroyo (ARG) was the referee, and the judges were Caiz Caiz (USA), Reina Urbaez (VEN) and Lynda Carter (US), Mrs. Gil supervised the actions.

On May 24 this year Jackie Nava and the Venezuelan Alys “La China” Sánchez also had all female officials. Again, Arroyo, Caiz, Carter, Martínez y Gil.


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