Dillian Whyte thinks Anthony Joshua was 'stuck between styles' and doesn't know why he let Kubrat Pulev back in fight
DILLIAN WHYTE has questioned Anthony Joshua's tactics in his win over Kubrat Pulev.
The British champion defeated the Bulgarian challenger with a knockout in the 9th round.
But Whyte, 32, believes Joshua was stuck between fighting styles.
Whyte told iFL TV: "It was a strange performance, it seemed like he was stuck between two or three different styles.
"He's got three different trainers in his camp. I don't understand what's going on there.
"But he got the victory, so you can't really complain."
In the third round Joshua floored Pulev with a flurry of punches and the fight seemed like it was over.
However, Pulev managed to recover and survived until the 9th. But Whyte questioned why Joshua didn't finish him off.
Whyte continued: "I don't why he let Pulev back in the fight.
"He should've destroyed him. I thought Pulev was gone. Pulev didn't pose much of a threat really.
"In his prime he wasn't the greatest of fighters, wasn't the hardest hitter – what 12 knockouts from 27 fights?
"He never really knock anyone out devastatingly, he just wore them down. There wasn't any risk of him knocking Joshua out and he wasn't going to outbox Joshua for 12 rounds.
"When the KO came, it came good. But I think he could have done it a lot quicker.
"He seemed to be in that negative zone, where 'I'm fighting, but I'm defending'. I don't know it was a strange performance."
Source: Read Full Article