Referee Jobs Is To Make Fighters Live For Another Day – Says Anthony Joshua
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The world heavy weight champion ANTHONY JOSHUA has reacted to the cry of fans who were not too pleased with the referee decision to call off the fight at the round of ten. The world heavyweight champ even admitted he might have joined in with the booing which greeted his tenth-round victory at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
But he also defended the decision of referee Phil Edwards to stop the fight and save challenger Takam from receiving more punches that could inflict serious damage on him. It was so obvious the fight was called off when some are just beginning to enjoy what they paid for……spectators always want either of the competitors especially the challenger crawling on the floor, if possible all back on the floor with blood stains to derive satisfaction for what is been paid for.
Joshua, 28, has now won all 20 of his professional fights inside the distance and knows exactly what the paying public wants to see. “That’s what boxing is about. People just want to see someone get battered and it’s my job to knock him out.
“I don’t care if I spark him out, if it goes 12 rounds or if the ref ends it.
“But the ref’s job is to make sure that the guy lives to fight another day.
“Takam was showing all the signs that he wanted it to be stopped. Look at the guy’s face. His eyes were nearly hanging off with those cuts so deep.
“I was delivering. I put him down, I hurt him and I slashed both his eyes.
“If you see my white shorts and boots, they’re now bright pink with all his blood.”
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