The officials announced were Filipino Abainza Silvestre, Korean Wansoo Yuh, Australian Derek Milham and Italian Pier Luigi Poppi. Whilst the WBA supervisor will be Yang Sup Shim.
With no official from either man's home country we would expect this one to be judged very fairly and on merit as opposed to any bias a judge may have.
This bout, which takes place in Thailand on March 4th, will be televised live on Thai Channel 7 with the show starting at 15:00 local time. For Japanese fans that's 5PM your time.
We're expecting a great fight and with the officials all being neutral we now feel safe that this one won't have dodgy biased officiating ruining what should be a thriller.