At the request of Tyson Fury and his co-promoter Frank Warren there will be no British judges scoring the WBC heavyweight champion’s title defence against Dillian Whyte.
The two powerhouses will meet at Wembley Stadium on BT Sport Box Office (£24.95) on April 23 and the man in the middle will be referee Mark Lyson.
The Liverpudlian’s last high-profile assignment was Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Williams in February and took charge of Whyte’s stunning knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin in August 2020.
Scoring the fight ringside will be judges Guido Cavalleri, Juan Carlos Pelayo and Robert Tapper.
The latter was on site for the first bout between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, scoring the contest 114-112 for the Brit and has only judged one pro fight (Felix Cash-Magomed Madiev) since then.
Undercard news for Fury-Whyte may soon be upon us. According to The Irish News Anthony Cacace and 2020 Olympian Kurt Walker will feature on the bill.
Cacace, ranked 7th in the WBA super-featherweight rankings, will fight Colombia’s Jonathan Romero for the WBO International belt at 130lbs.
Meanwhile featherweight Walker will have his second fight in the pro ranks after winning by first round stoppage on his debut in February.