The referee p***ed off the planet during Joshua v Parker

While the fighters didn’t put on the best of showings in the ring, there really was only one man responsible for spoiling the fun…


Okay, we’ll admit it! Like most people, we got caught up in the hype of Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker beforehand.

What was not to like really? After all, you had two unbeaten, big-punching heavyweight world champions going toe-to-toe in front of a packed house at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with all the gold on the line!

It didn’t quite turn out that way and the boxers themselves will have to cop some of the blame for the cagey affair, however the viewing public felt there was only one man to blame for spoiling the action and that’s referee Giuseppe Quartarone.

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Quartarone utterly refused to allow the fighters to get anywhere close to each other throughout the contest and continually broke them up whenever the action got hot and heavy on the inside – much to the frustration of not only boxing fans in the stadium, but to those watching the bout at home as well.

Even though Joshua took a deserved first ever victory on points, it’s fair to say the majority took to Twitter last night to share their disappointment at Quartarone’s performance rather than talk about AJ’s win.

It might just be last time we see the Italian in charge of a Joshua fight, hopefully…

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