ANTHONY JOSHUA’S TKO of Carlos Takam was booed by the 78,000-strong crowd after ref Phil Edwards stopped the struggle within the tenth.
Joshua was comfortably forward on the scorecards however last-minute stand-in Takam appeared removed from out of it.
He rocked AJ with a headbutt early on that appeared to have damaged the world champion’s nostril.
However with blood pouring from his eye, Edwards determined Joshua had completed sufficient to earn the win – incomes boos from the gang.
Tony Bellew, commentating ringside, stated: “Nobody boos at an Anthony Joshua struggle however I perceive the place they’re coming from.”
Joshua stated: “I’ve no real interest in what is going on on with the officers, that is not my job.
“Sadly the ref stopped. I feel individuals wish to see Takam unconscious on the ground. That is the place I used to be making an attempt to get to.”
Takam stated: “I do not know why the referee stopped the match.”
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And boxing superstars and followers on Twitter reacted with rage.
Carl Frampton stated: “AJ successful all the pieces however that dangerous stoppage. Does a discredit to Takam’s toughness.”
Barry McGuigan wrote: “Referee ought to have given Takam the prospect to remain within the struggle, he deserved that, having put up such a brave struggle.”
One wrote: “F*** off! The British Board of Management are ruining the game! What a horrible stoppage!”
One other stated: “What an terrible British stoppage.”
A fellow person stated: “British referees embarrassing themselves as soon as once more. What a stunning stoppage.”
One other wrote: “Horrible name, it is world championship struggle! No method that one will get stopped that early within the USA.”
One person posted: “British refs was the very best now they’re simply masters of the untimely stoppage.”
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