Anthony Joshua reacted to his stoppage of Carlos Takam by saying “I don’t have control” over officials’ decisions.
Referee Phil Edwards ended the world heavyweight title fight in the 10th round with Takam still standing.
“I have no interest for what’s going on with the officials,” Joshua said post-fight. “My job is the opponent.
“I don’t have control over the ref’s decision.
“It was a good fight until the ref stopped it. I have the upmost respect for Takam.”
Asked if he the referee’s decision was correct, Takam said: “I don’t think so. I want the rematch if Anthony gives me it.
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Joshua suffered a suspected broken nose in the second round after a collision of heads but said: “Imagine if it’s broke and I couldn’t breathe and he started catching up in the middle rounds? It would have been a disaster, so I kept my cool.
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