Joseph Parker avoids another ref controversy for his title fight with Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker has dodged any referee controversies from his last world title fight, with a neutral panel appointed for his world title bout with Anthony Joshua in Cardiff next week.

Italian referee Giuseppe Quartarone was named as the third man in the ring, much to the delight of promoter David Higgins.

Quartarone’s appointment means there'll be no repeat of his attention grabbing protest over the ref for Parker's last fight against Hughie fury.

“I think last time we showed we don’t take that sort of stuff lying down and that everything is in order,” Higgins said.

The Kiwi heavyweight is looking good as his April 1 fight looms. Source: Supplied

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