Dillian Whyte praised Anthony Joshua for his win over Kubrat Pulev on Saturday evening, but additionally questioned what he noticed as a ‘unusual efficiency’.
The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion knocked out his necessary challenger in spherical 9 after a dramatic and entertaining affair.
The battle started with a cagey opening couple of rounds as each males appeared hesitant and exchanged jabs.
It exploded into motion within the third as Joshua hammered Pulev with a tough proper hand and pummelled him into the ropes, prompting a depend from the referee.
The challenger fought on however was as soon as once more floored, this time by a large uppercut from the champion. Once more he rose and survived the spherical.
Joshua was cautious to not be reckless and waited till spherical 9 to execute the end.
Pulev discovered himself floored once more within the ninth and bought up solely to be completed with a brutal proper from AJ.
Whyte instructed iFL TV after watching from ringside: “Good win, respectable efficiency, good knockout.
“Unusual efficiency, plainly he was caught between two or three completely different types.
“He’s bought three completely different trainers in his camp, I don’t perceive what’s happening there.
“However he bought the victory so you may’t actually complain.”
Concerning the actual fact AJ didn’t end the battle after dominating spherical three, Whyte mentioned: “I don’t know why he let Pulev again within the battle.
“He ought to’ve simply destroyed him, I don’t know why he let him again within the battle.
“I assumed Pulev was gone. Pulev didn’t pose a lot of a risk actually, did he?
“He’s not the toughest hitter. There wasn’t any danger of him knocking Joshua out, was there?
“I didn’t have him profitable a spherical, he misplaced each spherical.
“He [AJ] bought the job carried out in nice trend. When the KO got here it got here good, however I feel he might’ve carried out it lots faster.
“He appeared to be in that destructive zone. It was an odd efficiency.”