Who is David Fields? The referee in the middle for super-fight at Wembley

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Fields of dreams?

Find out everything you need to know about the man in the middle for the eagerly-anticipated bout this weekend

THE boxing world is primed and ready for one of the biggest fights in recent memory, as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will go toe-to-toe at Wembley.

The Brit boxer is ready to make his home fans proud at the 90,000-strong arena.

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David Fields will take charge of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko

However, he faces the Ukrainian giant who has only ever lost four of his 68 fights – most recently in 2015 at the hands of Tyson Fury.


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With the fight expected to be a cracker, referee David Fields will have his work cut out in the ring.

But who is David Fields… find out everything you need to know about the man in the middle for Joshua vs Klitschko.

Who is David Fields?

David Fields has been a professional boxing referee for 17 years already

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David Fields has been a professional boxing referee for 17 years already

Fields is an American boxing referee from New Jersey.

He has enjoyed a 17-year career in the sport, most recently refereeing Ricky Lopez’s split-decision win over Pablo Cruz in New York last month.

Who else will be officiating the Joshua vs Klitschko fight?

Anthony Joshua faces Wladimir Klitschko to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at Wembley this weekend

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Anthony Joshua faces Wladimir Klitschko to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at Wembley this weekend

Event organisers not only named Fields the referee this week, but also the three ringside judges.

Don Trella of the USA, Nelson Vasquez of Puerto Rico and Steve Weisfeld, also of America, will be in control from the sidelines.

They will also watch over the packed undercard, which includes Katie Taylor, Lawrence Okolie and Luke Campbell.

What other huge fights has David Fields refereed?

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko collide on Saturday in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley

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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko collide on Saturday in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley
Wladimir Klitschko gets booed at his public training session

Despite a 17-year career, Fields has NEVER refereed in England.

His job has taken him to countries including Russia, Germany, Mexico, Canada and Japan… but never Britain.

The only other heavyweight title fight he has overseen was the 2006 showdown between Shannon Briggs and Chris Koval at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.




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