Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing CEO-Co-Founder Keith Veltre has (incorrectly) slammed the Professional Boxing Commission New Zealand (PBCNZ) regarding the Joseph Parker vs. Alexander “The Great” Flores heavyweight fight, held earlier this month, due to Parker’s low blows resulting in Flores being knocked out in the third round.
PBCNZ President Ioana Schwalger reached out to Fightnews.com® with the following statement: “The PBCNZ (Professional Boxing Commission of New Zealand) had nothing to do with this promotion and did not officiate these fights. It is the NZPBA (New Zealand Professional Boxing Association) who commissioned these fights and who the referee John Conway is associated with, not PBCNZ.”
That said, Team Flores isn’t happy with the officiating or Parker.
“As excited as we were for Flores to face-off against Parker,” Veltre said, “we are equally disappointed with Parker’s dirty antics. It was clear that the referee not only favored Parker, but he also lacked enough knowledge to be officiating in the ring. Cleary, though, the New Zealand commission is just as inexperienced with high-caliber fights like this. If it wants to continue pursuing larger fights, then I would suggest it makes sure there is an equal playing field in New Zealand for all foreign fighters.” Continue reading “Flores camp rips Parker, NZ Commission”