Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte …to retain WBC title, hints retirement
Tyson Fury sensationally knocked out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to retain his WBC heavyweight title in front of a 94,000 sell-out Wembley.
Fury floored Whyte with a stunning uppercut with a second to go in the sixth round. He staggered to his feet, but was badly dazed and the referee rightly ended proceedings.
The undefeated Fury has been linked with an undisputed world title fight against the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, but the 33-year-old appeared to suggest that he would retire following this victory.
“I think this is it,” Fury told BT Sport. “It might be the final curtain for The Gypsy King and what a way to go out.”
Whyte had surprisingly started the fight as a southpaw in the opening round, a move which seemed to rattle Fury initially, before switching back to orthodox in the second.
Whyte was guilty of swinging wildly in the next couple, while Fury settled into his work and ominously began to find his range, connecting with a couple of decent right hands on Whyte.
Tensions boiled over in the fourth and Whyte lashed back with an elbow, unhappy after picking up a cut above his right eye following a clash of heads.
Water then appeared to be thrown in the Fury corner as the pair again had to be separated after both delivered some blows to the back of the head.
Whyte was rattled in fifth, throwing punches off balance, and he eventually walked into a devastating knockout blow in the sixth.
Meanwhile, Fury has suggested he will retire after retaining his heavyweight title and undefeated record with his devastating knockout of Dillian Whyte, who he has tipped to be a world champion one day.
Fury, who has now won 32 and drawn one of his 33 bouts, told BT Sport: “I promised my lovely wife Paris that after the third fight with Deontay Wilder that would be it and I meant it.”