Parker’s Team Demands “Fair Referee”
As Joseph Parker and his team return to the United Kingdom for their fight with Dillian Whyte, the New Zealand native’s team continues to call for a “fair referee” for their July 28th fight.
“I believe my team will take care of it,” Parker told Sky Sports News, as Parker hopes to not have the same issues against Whyte, that befell him against Anthony Joshua. “I always trust my team and I think from the last fight, and the experience we had with that, they will definitely correct it and I think Kev can touch on that a bit more.”
Robert Smith, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, confirmed that he is set to appoint the fight officials.
“We’re just dealing with it now. We’re just finalizing all the officials now,” he told Sky Sports.
Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry felt that Giuseppe Quartarone was too obstructive in Parker’s battle against Joshua, and insists he would be happy with one of Britain’s top referees.
“All we want is, we want a fair referee,” said Barry. “We want one of the best referees that BBBofC can offer.
“I think we’ve been pretty hard done by in our first two previous fights here in the UK by the referee, so this time I would like to think they will give us a classy guy. Someone who won’t be an interference for the fight, someone who will let the fight go.
“I tell you what, there are plenty of good British referees. Let’s just choose one of them.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports