The fallout from last weekend’s Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall undisputed title fight could impact another huge all-British clash.
On April 23 at Wembley Stadium Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte. Queensberry Promotions won the purse bids to stage the contest and Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren says he does not want British officials working on the fight.
Three UK judges scored the undisputed super-lightweight title fight in Glasgow which ended in a highly controversial split decision win for Taylor. The scorecards are to be looked into by the British Boxing Board of Control.
“I thought he [Catterall] won the fight, he was the busier fighter,” Warren told Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal prior to yesterday’s Fury-Whyte press conference which the challenger refused to attend.
“I thought one of the judges’ scorecards was beyond ridiculous. My problem with the scoring situation is no-one is accountable. If they were football referees, they’d be downgraded but they’re not they just move on to the next one. I hope the Board of Control pull their finger out and do something about it.”
Warren then added: “I don’t want British officials for this fight [Fury v Whyte]. It’s cheaper for me to have British officials. I haven’t got to pay air fares; I haven’t got to do all these things, but I am going to ask that the WBC appoint overseas officials.”
Click here to watch Boxing Social’s interview in full where Warren criticises Dillian Whyte’s no-show and much more.