Mark Nelson to Work the Klitschko-Chisora Contest

Maplewood, Minnesota-based referee Mark Nelson has been selected to referee next weekend’s Wladimir Klitschko-Dereck Chisora heavyweight title fight, with Klitschko’s IBF, WBO, and IBO belts all on the line.

The fight will headline a six-bout card to be held at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.  No US broadcaster appears to be picking up the event, which features the 55-3 Klitschko against a 14-0 challenger who is only five bouts removed from fighting an opponent who had lost five fights in his last six outings.

It’s a prestigious assignment nonetheless, and further proof that Nelson is making a good name for himself in the boxing business; if three sanctioning bodies can agree on an American referee to officiate a title fight in Germany, that referee is doing something right.

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