Veteran trainer and expert analyst, Teddy Atlas, believes heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte was underprepared for last Saturday's fight with WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
Fury used his size and reach to control the fight, with Whyte landing very few punches. The end came when a vicious uppercut closed the show for Fury in the sixth round.
A record crowd of 94,000 was present at Wembley Stadium in London.
Whyte complained that he was pushed down after being badly staggered by the uppercut - but Atlas disregards that complaint.
He felt Whyte and his handlers had no strategy to overcome Fury's physical gifts.
"Sometimes heavyweight title fights are overhyped, even the ones that sell out 94,000 seats at Wembley The knockout saved it, the first thing I'd say is, as well prepared as Fury was and how he wound up looking, that's how bad Dillian Whyte was, instead of talking about the push, what he should talk about is his lack of preparation for the style he's facing. His corner, everyone who got paid, everybody who has a responsibility, everybody who's part of that effort, they did a lousy job," Atlas stated on his podcast.
"You got to use the jab when you got a guy dominating you with his jab. As Mike Tyson did with taller guys that had a longer jab, he moved his head and got inside of the longer jab and he out jabbed him with his jab, but you gotta be taught that stuff.
"He needed to use his jab to nullify the other guy, if not nullify it then at least keep it under control to at least keep Fury honest. He didn't need to have a better jab, but he had to have a semblance of a jab to at least keep Fury from doing what he did, controlling the outside of the ring.
"[Fury] gets him up high, looking at the jab and getting his eyes fixated on that level, then he comes from below. It's the first uppercut he threw all night. He had the discipline all night to wait until the right moment. In the sixth round after all the time went by, he chooses to come from below when his eyes were unable to adjust to the punch coming from down there. He never saw it coming which made it so impactful."