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3rd man in Tapales fight

The World Boxing Organization has assigned Celestino Ruiz of Chicago to serve as the third man on the ring when Filipino champion Marlon Tapales makes the first defense of the World Boxing Organization bantamweight title against Shohei Omori on April 23 in Osaka, Japan.

WBO Asia-Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo told the Bulletin that the three judges who will score in the event the scheduled 12-rounder goes the distance are David Singh of Panama, John Madfis of Massachusetts and Levi Martinez of New Mexico.