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Dillian Whyte reacts to Anthony Joshua’s KO of Kubrat Pulev, questions ‘unusual efficiency’ however praises champion


Dec 13, 2020
Dillian Whyte reacts to Anthony Joshua’s KO of Kubrat Pulev, questions ‘strange performance’ but praises champion

Dillian Whyte praised Anthony Joshua for his win over Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night time, but in addition questioned what he noticed as a ‘unusual efficiency’.

The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion knocked out his necessary challenger in spherical 9 after a dramatic and entertaining affair.

Joshua discovered the end in spherical 9

The struggle started with a cagey opening couple of rounds as each males appeared hesitant and exchanged jabs.

It exploded into motion within the third as Joshua hammered Pulev with a tough proper hand and pummelled him into the ropes, prompting a depend from the referee.

The challenger fought on however was as soon as once more floored, this time by an enormous uppercut from the champion. Once more he rose and survived the spherical.

Joshua was cautious to not be reckless and waited till spherical 9 to execute the end.

Pulev discovered himself floored once more within the ninth and obtained up solely to be completed with a brutal proper from AJ.

The ‘Physique Snatcher’ gave his ideas
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Whyte advised iFL TV after watching from ringside: “Good win, respectable efficiency, good knockout.

“Unusual efficiency, evidently he was caught between two or three totally different types.

“He’s obtained three totally different trainers in his camp, I don’t perceive what’s happening there.

“However he obtained the victory so you possibly can’t actually complain.”

Joshua continues to be the champion

Relating to the actual fact AJ didn’t end the struggle after dominating spherical three, Whyte mentioned: “I don’t know why he let Pulev again within the struggle.

“He ought to’ve simply destroyed him, I don’t know why he let him again within the struggle.

“I assumed Pulev was gone. Pulev didn’t pose a lot of a menace actually, did he?

“He’s not the toughest hitter. There wasn’t any danger of him knocking Joshua out, was there?

“I didn’t have him profitable a spherical, he misplaced each spherical.

“He [AJ] obtained the job carried out in nice trend. When the KO got here it got here good, however I feel he may’ve carried out it loads faster.

“He appeared to be in that unfavorable zone. It was a wierd efficiency.”