Anthony Joshua provided phrases of recommendation to Dillian Whyte following his shock KO defeat by the hands of Alexander Povetkin on Saturday evening.
The unified heavyweight champion was in attendance as a part of Sky’s broadcast workforce, and was shocked by the Russian’s one-punch knockout.
Joshua reacted to the KO by telling Sky: “The psychological a part of it’s understanding that, however the fighter is aware of it may possibly occur to the opposite individual as nicely.
“You select which aspect you’re gonna be on and also you go in with that ferocious mindset that you simply’re gonna take out your opponent.
“Dillian spent months and months in Portugal coaching and one thing like that may occur.
“However I really feel just like the coaching doesn’t solely add as much as this struggle with Povetkin.
“He’s bought one other nonetheless a few years within the sport so that is only a blip within the profession.
“Dillian fights for himself, folks will say a great deal of issues now, individuals are gonna discuss all kinds of stuff about Dillian’s efficiency.
“However Dillian’s a fighter so I sit right here as a fighter and say, ‘Mud your self off, get again up and go once more.’”
AJ then mentioned the fourth rounds and mentioned: “The struggle was referred to as most violence, so when he had the chance to take him out, I wished to see that most violence.
“Once I odor blood I’m going in there to take somebody out.
“Typically you may get caught within the alternate, however in the event you go away it a spherical or two later, as we’ve seen there, something can occur.
“The techniques typically exit the window and also you’ve simply gotta keep in mind it is a struggle.
“You’ve gotta take the person out and transfer on to the subsequent one as a result of it’s a harmful sport.
“Nicely accomplished to Povetkin. Dillian, mud your self off, don’t fear about what anybody’s saying.”