Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Video: Masternak Discusses The Loss To Tony Bellew

Video by Radio Rahim

Anthony Joshua produced a stunning seventh-round knockout of Dillian Whyte as he overcame his toughest challenge yet to seize the vacant British heavyweight title at The O2.

Joshua, who also retained his Commonwealth crown, ended a bad-tempered clash after one minute and 27 seconds, initially staggering his bitter rival with a straight right before finishing him off with a ferocious right uppercut.

In initially worrying scenes, Whyte lurched over having been knocked to the canvas and once the fight had been waved off medics rushed into the ring to adminster oxygen. Whyte was soon back on his feet, however.

The 15th victory of Joshua's unblemished professional career avenged his defeat to the same opponent when they clashed as amateurs in 2009 and will taste sweet after having been branded a "scumbag" and "fake" by Whyte in the build up to their rematch.

Joshua had never been taken beyond three rounds in his 14 previous contests and Whyte was expected to endure a similar fate at the fists of the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medal winner, despite his success when they met as amateurs.

However, he drew Joshua into the type of scrappy fight that offered his best chance of causing an upset before his opponent's power ultimately proved the difference.

Joshua dominated the opening round, making an impression with the straight right and left hook and as the midway mark passed he began to enjoy himself, sticking out his tongue in satisfaction and grinning as he rammed his fists home.

The first round ended in explosive fashion with the rivals exchanging blows after the bell, resulting in several members of Whyte's entourage bursting into the ring to remonstrate.

Once they had been cleared out so that the second could start, Joshua's big right continued to find its mark but as the seconds passed his pace slowed.

Whyte gained a foothold in the third by going to the body and, revelling in the occasion, was happy to take the fight to the 1-14 favourite having so far soaked up many of his best shots.

There was less conviction about the cries of 'Anthony Joshua' when they sounded during the fifth, with Whyte's resilience hinting an upset was possible.

But Whyte, an 8-1 underdog who shortly after turning professional was banned for two years for testing positive for a banned stimulant, began to tire in the sixth as the accumulative toll of Joshua's punches took effect.

By the seventh Joshua was back in full control, reigning down heavy blows until the conclusive straight right and right uppercut found their mark, inflicting the first defeat of Whyte's professional career.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title Hugo Ruiz Drops, Decisions Alberto Guevara To Win Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez Badou Jack: Marcus Browne Definitely Lost To 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic Pacquiao vs. Broner - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Broner Coach: If Manny is Aggressive, He'll Get KO'd The F*** Out Thorslund Retains: Sanchez KO's Ceylan, Khattab Wins Pacquiao vs. Broner - CompuBox Historical Review Ellerbe: This is must win fight for both Pacquiao and Broner Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Mike Lee Eyes Jack-Browne Winner; Shot At Beterbiev's Title Lolenga Mock's Long Career Likely Over, Loses Decision To Veron Ellerbe Compares Mayweather's First PPV To Broner's Meng, Rossing, Mafoud, Poulsen Win Bouts in Nykobing Falster Broner Wants To Give Hope To Young Kids, So They Follow Dreams Photos: Oscar Rivas Crushes Bryant Jennings in Final Round Jack: Talkative Browne Insecure, Trying To Build His Confidence Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Khan, Pacquiao, Maidana, More Pacquiao: Broner, Trainer Think I'm Old, But They're Wrong! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Dominates, Stops Artur Akavov Photos: Pablo Cesar Cano Demolishes Jorge Linares in One Pacquiao-Broner: Aging Legend vs. Elite Gatekeeper Linares: Cano Surprised Me, I Felt Better at 135 - Hard To Make It Demetrius Andrade: Put Golovkin in Front of Me - I'll Destroy Him! Why Most of Us Still Root For Manny Pacquiao Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement