“The coaches did the right thing by refusing to continue the fight” – Russian cutman who was in Wallin’s corner in the fight with Joshua

“The coaches did the right thing by refusing to continue the fight” – Russian cutman who was in Wallin’s corner in the fight with Joshua

Russian cutman Dmitry Luchnikov, who was in the corner of Swedish boxer Otto Wallin during a duel with the British Antoine Joshua in a conversation with , agreed that it was okay to stop the fight.

The fight took place on Saturday in Riyadh and ended with Joshua’s victory after the fifth round due to the refusal of Wallin’s corner to continue the fight.

— We have known the American managers involved in Wallin’s career for many years. They offered to work with him in this fight. I checked with my team (Luchnikov was Bivol’s cutman at that tournament – approximately) and agreed on everything. I had enough time, so I worked.

It seemed to me that there was such an attitude – as soon as Wallin began to disappear, the coach would act in the interests of maintaining health. Joshua began to break Wallin’s face – there was blood from the nose, a few cuts and a hematoma began to spread. I would work on it, but it is clear that the damage is piling up. And Wallin didn’t really do anything towards the final round, he was passive. If the fight hadn’t been stopped, there probably would have been a knockout after a few rounds. So they did everything right in the corner,” Luchnikov told .

Joshua has recorded 27 wins and three losses in the professional ring, while Wallin has recorded 26 wins and one loss.

Source : MatchTV

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