Parker & Barry Claim Referee Didn’t Know English
The spotlight of March 31st’s Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker fight would almost be stolen by the assigned official, and now Joseph Parker claims more foul play from the third man in the ring.
Giuseppe Quartarone, who would be involved numerous times in the fight in a confusing manner (fixing Joshua’s tape, and breaking up the fighters after an exchange), is being accused by Parker of not being able to speak English.
Following the fight, per a report from Boxing Scene, Parker took issue with Quartarone more than any thing else..
“When the ref came to the back, he couldn’t speak English,” Parker said following the fight.
Parker also claimed that his trainer, Kevin Barry was the one who caught it first, when going over instructions.
“Kev was trying to talk to him and ask him questions about how he was going to control the fight.”
While Parker and Barry maintain this position, Joshua, who added the WBO title to his collection in Cardiff, claimed that his talk with Quartarone was “in perfect English.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene