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September 22, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports

Mickey Vann's appointment to referee the title fight between World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno is being challenged because of his involvement in the Pernell Whitaker-Julio Cesar Chavez bout.

Vann was a judge in that WBC welterweight title fight in San Antonio on Sept. 10. A British boxing writer said Vann told him he took a point from Whitaker for a low blow, and the fight ended in a draw. Vann denies it.

Mickey Duff, Bruno's promoter, said that Vann should not work the Lewis-Bruno fight.

"In fairness to everybody, we should get a referee who has no pressure on him," Duff said.

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