Jeff Fenech doesn't care who the judges are. You can put whoever you want in control of the scorecards, because "as long as the referee can count to 10, we'll be fine".
Because the boxing legend turned trainer is "one million per cent confident" his protege Brock Jarvis will stop Mark Schleibs when they collide in Canberra on Friday night.
D&L Events promoter Dean Lonergan has agreed to overhaul the judging panel for Jarvis' bout following a push from the Melbourne-based Schleibs' camp, amid fear he could be "taken advantage of" by three NSW-based judges.
Two judges will fly in from Queensland to join a Sydney-based official ringside, while NSW-based referee Les Fear will control the action at EPIC's Coorong Pavilion.
But Fenech has rubbished his rival camp's demands as sparks fly in the lead up to the IBF Pan Pacific featherweight championship bout.
"It's just stupid. For them to demand anything, and for anybody to do anything about it, it's just ludicrous," Fenech said.
"The guy is a nobody, no disrespect, I know he is 12-0, but we'd never heard of him. They've got more money than he has ever got before, and now they're starting to demand things. It's just crazy.
"If I was Dean Lonergan, I wouldn't have even been listening. The judges aren't going to make a difference, and for me, that's a really bad place to go with me, saying 'we're worried about the judges'.
"If a judge gave my a fighter a fight he didn't win, I'd kick him in the arse myself. I would hate that, I've been robbed by judges. They're looking for every excuse. We don't need a hand, Brock will do this quite easy.
"The reason I found out the judges were from NSW was because these guys were complaining. They knew, I didn't have a clue."
Yet Schleibs is just as confident he will be the man to bring the bout to an early finish having wrapped up sparring on Friday.
Trainer Sam Brizzi says he has almost had to hold Schleibs back at training since they shifted to Canberra almost a fortnight ago, saying "he is sick of sparring, sick of hitting the pads, he just wants to hit Brock".
"[The push for new judges] was never for him, it was us as a team. If you speak to a manager or a promoter, any good team would do that," Brizzi said.
"It just makes sense, we're in neutral territory but four NSW officials were appointed. We couldn't figure that one out in a fight of such big magnitude.
"That might cut it for an undercard fight or a fight between two locals, but not for a fight where world rankings are on the line. If it had have happened that way, we would have accepted our fate as well.
"We weren't kicking up a song and dance about it, we're invoking our right. If it ruffled a few feathers along the way, then so be it. That's not our problem."
Capital Fight Show boss Nick Boutzos says while promoters relented to secure interstate judges, he has unwavering faith in the integrity of the officials originally appointed.
"I think team Fenech and team Ellis are now getting a bit personal with each other and it's all about which team can get what they want," Boutzos said.
"Talking to both teams, I don't think this will go to the judges. I don't think they will be called on either way."