Eddie Hearn said that he felt it was a bad stoppage on the night and upon reviewing the footage came to the decision that it was a terribly bad mess up by the referee. Obviously as the promoter for the fighter he has to side with his fighter at this stage so its obvious he was going to say this, but at this point you have to see truth in what he was saying. ‘twenty seconds more and he may have been knocked out or knocked down… but it was definitely stopped too early.’
Hearn also said that he did not like the concept of standing eight counts in boxing as it breaks up the action and makes for bad viewing for the fans. He also did not think taking a knee could have been possible for Rose in this situation as he may not have been thinking logically after being hit flush and then continually clipped by punches. It must have been a very strange situation for Rose at the time, because when he fought Demetrius Andrade he took hellish punishment throughout the fight, yet in this case it was stopped almost as soon as it started and he probably thought to himself that taking a knee was not necessary so early on.