Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017

WBO Heavyweight  Title Bout

Location: Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand

Promoter:   Duco Events / David Higgins and Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:   Leon Panoncillo

Referee:   Mike Ortega

Judges:  Danrex Tapdasan (117-110), Gerardo Martinez (117-110), Deon Dwarte (119-108)

Results:    The Champion Joseph Parker successfully defended his WBO world heavyweight title and won by unanimous decision over Razvan Cojanu in Auckland.

TV: New Zealand Sky Arena, Australia FOX

Date:   Saturday, December 31, 2016


Location: Memorial Hall, Gifu, Japan

Promoter:  Hatanaka Promotions / Kiyoshi Hatanaka

Supervisor: Jack Daniel Leigh

Referee: Raul Caiz Jr.

Judges: Deon Dwarte, Daniel Vicente Sandoval and Dr. Louis Moret

Results:   The WBO Junior Flyweight Championship Title was won by Kosei Tanaka against Moises Fuentes by KO in the fifth round.

TV:  CBC Television

Date:   Saturday, June 4, 2016


Location:   Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Promoter:   Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren

Supervisor:  Dennis Gilmartin

Referee:  Steve Gray

Judges:  Ingo Barrabas, Deon Dwarte, Dave Parris

Results:   The WBO Jr. Middleweight Champion Liam Smith retained the title by KO’d Predrag Radosevic in the second round.


Date:  Saturday – October 10, 2015


Location: Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N. Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Promoter:  Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren

Supervisor:   Istvan Kovacs

Referee:  Terry O’Connor

Judges:  Mark Nelson (10-9); Deon Dwarte (10-9); Dave Parris (10-9)

Results:  The Champion Terry Flanagan retained the WBO Lightweight Title against Diego Magdaleno by  TKO in the 2nd. round.


Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014

WBO Heavyweight Championship Title

Location:  Oberhausen, Germany

Promoter:  KMG/Hamburg, Germany

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcárcel, Esq.

Referee:  Edward Cotton

Judges:  Deon Dwarte (40-35), Glenn Feldman (40-35), Zoltan Enyedi (40-35)

Result:   Champion Wladimir Klitschko retains the WBO Heavyweight Title over Alex Leapai by TKO in the fifth round.

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Marco Huck retained his WBO cruiserweight title by beating Ola Afolabi in Berlin on Saturday night.

The German won on a majority decision in the third meeting against the challenger from England.

South African judge Deon Dwarte scored the bout 115-113 in favour of Huck. John Madfis of the United States had it 117-111 but there was some surprise at the Max-Schmeling-Halle when Lahcen Oumghar of the Netherlands scored it 114-114.

The champion did not look overly troubled and improved his record to 36-2-1, including 25 knockouts. Afolabi dropped to 19-3-4, with 9 knockouts.

Huck also retained his belt on a majority draw in May last year and beat the Briton on a narrow unanimous decision in May 2009.

“Today, I proved that I am first and foremost a boxer  and not just a warrior inside the ring,” said Huck after the fight, his eleventh defense of the WBO Title. “This time, I was in tip-top shape – unlike to last year’s clash with Afolabi, where I was nowhere to my current level of fitness. I was focused on the task ahead of me and it showed.”

He has made 11 successful defences of the title he won from Victor Emilio Ramirez in 2009.–66425


World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday in the cruiserweight world title fight between the champion Marco Huck and the interim champion Ola Afolabi, to be held at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. The referee is Eddie Cotton from United States. Judges will be John Madfis from United States, Deon Dwarte from South Africa and Lahcen Oumghar from The Netherlands. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Handelaar.

Huck and Afolabi have collided two times. In their first fight, Huck beat Afolabi by unanimous decision on December 5, 2009, while on May 5, 2012, the second bout between Huck and Afolabi ended in a majority draw.