An Italian Job was perpetrated on Parker. Arms lenghth jabbing, or nothing.
Parker, shorter in height and 4 inches shorter in reach had to get close and fight inside. A referee who stopped all close contact is favouring only ONE fighter. Parker you were robbed. You were never meant to win!!!
Of course this was not the first crime against boxing, and boxing fans. But outside of the ring trickery still abounds.
Any contender who is short and quick inside better watch for the choice of referee and officials.
Having just seen the fight I am left undecided as to the ability of Joshua. He probably does need the help of an Italian referee at the moment.
I certainly believe the original Tyson would take out the ponderous Joshua in the first round… with a kosher ref, of course.