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Old 10-30-2017, 04:39 PM   #363
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Default Re: The Official Boxing Thread!!! - Part 5

Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
If you're not defending yourself the ref has to stop it for the safety of the fighter. Towards the end Takam wasn't and he was cut over both eyes with the left one badly. He also lost every round in that fight and was put down. Even if he did last the full 12 it would be a big margin of victory for AJ,.
AJ I feel was comfortably winning & in control of the fight, but it doesn't take away from the fact that it was a really weak stoppage. Joshua landed a hard jab, cross & then Takam made him miss a further 2 right hands showing good upper body & head movement. The referee only needs to step in & stop a fight for the safety of the fighter if he's taking a prolonged combo of strong hard blows & isn't intelligently defending himself, moving or returning blows.

It shouldn't take away from AJ's performance because he looked solid, but I do agree with AverageMan, I thought it was a soft stoppage.

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