Dillian Whyte 'upset' to see Anthony Joshua lose… because he wanted to be the one to KO him

DILLIAN WHYTE revealed he was “upset” Andy Ruiz Jr beat him to become the first man to knockout Anthony Joshua.

Ruiz stunned the world on Saturday night after flooring Joshua four times to become the unified heavyweight world champion.

Whyte, who was KO’d by the Watford ace in 2015, told talkSPORT he wanted “to be the first person” to beat Brit superstar AJ.

Whyte said: “I was kinda upset because I wanted to be the first person he lost to.

“I was the first person he lost to in the amateurs, he was the first person I lost to in the professionals.

“I wanted to be the first person he lost to.

“It’s never nice seeing your countryman losing whether you hate them or not, you know?”

Joshua had Ruiz down with an uppercut-left-hook combination in round three that looked to set up his 23rd pro win.

But after 25/1 underdog Ruiz beat the count an overzealous AJ rushed in for the finish and found himself in a swing-off against the 19st challenger.

Ruiz’s superior hand speed prevailed and he wobbled the champion with a left-hook to the temple before Joshua lost balance and crashed to the canvas.

Although he survived one more knockdown in the third, that left-hook scrambled Joshua senses and the 29-year-old never recovered with his legs left unstable until the finish.

Ruiz had Joshua on his hands and knees twice more in round seven before the fight was called off and the biggest upset heavyweight upset in 30 years was complete.

Whyte himself rocked Joshua with a left-hook in the second round of their fight four years ago, though unlike on his unsuccessful US debut, AJ survived and won the fight.

The Body Snatcher wasn't surprised his rival’s downfall came at the hands of a left-hook – having exposed Joshua’s kryptonite to the world for the first time.

Whyte said: “Listen, if you go back to that interview when I fought Anthony Joshua years ago, I said the left hook is his downfall.

“He doesn’t see the left hook coming, he’s open to the left hook. I hurt him with it and Andy Ruiz did the same.

"He doesn’t block punches on his right side. If you’ve got a good left hook, you’re dangerous for Anthony Joshua.”

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