Dillian Whyte has praised his old rival Anthony Joshua following his revenge win over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.
The 30-year-old put on a boxing masterclass to regain his unified heavyweight world titles from the man who knocked him out back in June.
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Whyte reacted to the win by telling iFL TV: “He did exactly what I said he should’ve done.
“Make it long and boring, drag the fight out, keep moving and keep his jab going.
“That’s how you beat Andy Ruiz, keep hitting him with a jab, move around him.
“He probably could’ve engaged a bit more at times, but listen the man just knocked him out, he wanted to get his belts back, so well done to him.”
The ‘Body Snatcher’ beat the Brit back in the amateurs in 2009, but was then stopped by him six years later in the pro ranks.
When asked what future implications AJ’s latest win could have for him, Whyte added: “Very important, British boxing’s back on the map.
“Joshua’s got the belts back and hopefully I’ll get the rematch with him some point next year…
“Hopefully we can get it on.”