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Joshua apologises to frustrated fans

ANTHONY JOSHUA apologised to his frustrated fans for failing to finish off Carlos Takam with a decisive knockout blow , The Sun reports.

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 potentially serious damage .

Joshua , 28 , has now won all 20 of his professional fights inside the distance and knows exactly what the paying public wants to see.

The British -born Nigerian said, “ The crowd think that Takam deserved to be flat on his back and I understand that they wanted to see him take some more punches.

“ 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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