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 Last update:  6/29/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
WBA: Sanctioning Bodies Voted on Haye-Klitschko Ref
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and his team have protested over Gino Rodriguez being the referee for Saturday's unification with IBO/WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany. They were upset because Rodriguez worked several of Wladimir's fights in the past. Gilberto Mendoza, vice-president of the WBA, said his sanctioning body has no issue with Rodriguez being the referee of choice. Because the fight is a unification, the sanctioning bodies took a vote and Gino Rodriguez was the end result.

"We don´t have any objections on the Klitschko vs. Haye referee Genaro "Gino" Rodriguez. We trust and believe in [his] professionalism and capacity. But Haye´s camp feels uncomfortable because he worked in Wladimir´s previous fights. It is our duty to hear and support WBA champion. Since Klitschko vs. Haye is a heavyweight unification title match, the sanctioning bodies took a vote on the referee, resulting in Gino Rodriguez," Mendoza said.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , David Haye , Klitschko-Haye , Klitschko vs Haye



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comment by nycsmooth, on 06-30-2011
Gino is a good ref...honest and fair...better than any vegas ref....

comment by asghar, on 06-30-2011
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and his team have protested over Gino Rodriguez being the referee for Saturday's unification with IBO/WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany. They were upset because Rodriguez worked several of Wladimir's fights in the past....

comment by Gratide, on 06-29-2011
haye being the little ***** that he is

comment by DET. IRONSIDE, on 06-29-2011
This was all done to wind up Wlad. It obviously worked.

comment by edgarg, on 06-29-2011
[QUOTE=gingeralbino]is it resolved though, 2nd paragraph: We don´t have any objections on the Klitschko vs. Haye referee Genaro "Gino" Rodriguez. We trust and believe in professionalism and capacity. But Haye´s camp feels uncomfortable because he worked in Wladimir´s previous fights. It is ...

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