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1st Round Bust-Up to be Analysed

Following the unsavoury scenes at the end of the first round of their bout at the O2 Arena, in London, it seems that both Anthony Joshua and Dillan Whyte can expect to be on the receiving end of fines.

The melee that occurred after the bell to signal the end of the first round had occurred, saw both boxers trade punches with the referee, Howard Foster, taking a punch on the jaw. The ring quickly filled with security men and corner men from both corners and at one stage it seemed as if the whole bout would come to a very early an unsavoury end.

It transpires that both fighters were warned that the bout might end in a no contest and a disqualification, but Anthony Joshua, in talking about the incident remarked,

“The referee threatened to disqualify us if it carried on but I think it was just a wake-up call to keep it professional.”

Meanwhile, the British Boxing Board of control secretary, Robert Clarke, was quoted as commenting,

“We will look at the incident and then decide what, if any, action to take.”

However there is one train of thought that suggests the incident brought some longevity to the fight. There’s no doubting that Joshua seriously wobbled Whyte in the first round and the fracas certainly gave Whyte additional time to clear his head thereby managing to blunt that savage first round attack launched by Joshua.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 14 2015

Time: 4:57PM

 

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