Adam Booth, the manager and trainer of David Haye has rejected the appointment of Micky Vann as referee for Haye’s heavyweight battle against Dereck Chisora in London on July 14.
The 68 year-old Vann named as the third man for the domestic heavyweight clash of the year a week or so ago but Booth has said in no uncertain terms that he will not allow Vann to referee Haye Vs Chisora.
A determined Booth said: "There’s no way I am allowing Mickey Vann to be the referee. Frank Warren knows full well I will kick and scream like a petulant child on this matter.
"The fact that the Luxembourg Boxing Federation would nominate a 68-year-old featherweight to be in charge of a bout between two aggressive heavyweights, with a known grudge, in a fight that is certain to get physical and ugly, beggars belief.
"If this was only Fools and Horses, Del Boy would be calling me a plonker if I did not advise David of the long history between Vann and Warren.
"Make no mistake this fight is going to be wild. And we need to be 100 per cent confident of the third man in the ring."
Warren said: "I have every faith in Mickey but the other camp has to agree."
July 3, 2012