Eddie Hearn has questioned the referee’s resolution to permit Kubrat Pulev to proceed after deliver dropped within the third spherical by Anthony Joshua.
The Brit retained his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles in scintillating model on Saturday night time on the SSE Enviornment by stopping Pulev within the ninth.
It appeared as if followers had been in for an early night time when the 39-year-old touched down twice within the third spherical in Wembley.
Nevertheless, referee Deon Dwarte allowed the Bulgarian to proceed, regardless of showing to show his again after taking heavy hearth.
Within the rapid aftermath, Hearn revealed he thought the bout ought to have stopped there after which to keep away from Pulev taking additional injury.
“Pulev turned his again and it was over and the ref for some purpose gave him a standing eight depend,” Hearn instructed the Matchroom YouTube channel.
“The ropes weren’t holding him up and I believed he threw solution to many rabbit punches, but it surely what it’s and we received the win.
“It was a composed and brutal efficiency and precisely what he wanted going into 2021.
“He hasn’t boxed in a yr and he received eight rounds in.”
Chatting with Sky Sports activities afterwards, Hearn confirmed an undisputed heavyweight title combat with Tyson Fury could be subsequent.
“We’re going to be pleasant, we’re going to be good. We all know what we’ve to do. Ranging from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury combat immediately.
“It’s the one combat to be made in boxing. It’s the most important combat in boxing. It’s the most important combat in British boxing historical past.
“I do know he [Joshua] desires it. He’s the very best heavyweight on the planet, I promise you. He’ll break him down, he’ll knock him out, however for me, much less speak, extra motion.
“We all know what we need to do. It’s about legacy and we are going to get it accomplished.”