Tyson Fury hints at retirement after sixth round KO of Dillian Whyte
Gypsy King retains WBC Heavyweight championship of the world
WBC Heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury was back in action against the mandatory challenger for the title and compatriot Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at the iconic Wembley Stadium, and the Gypsy King did not disappoint with an iconic performance to match.
Tyson Fury had not been in the ring with any fighter since knocking out Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight back in October 2021 to claim the WBC title. He faced Whyte and was heavily favoured to win the bout.
The fight started with Whyte opting to shock Fury by adopting a southpaw stance while the champion maintained an orthodox one. This hardly had an effect on Fury as he managed to keep Whyte under pressure with a couple of good hits and good quick movement in the ring.
In the second round, Whyte reverted to an orthodox approach with Fury adopting the southpaw stance. The champion managed to use his superior frame to his advantage, leaving the smaller Whyte struggling for an opening all through. The third round was much similar, with Tyson Fury retaining control of the bout while Whyte tried to land some meaningful shots.
Fury continued to dominate the fight in the fourth and fifth rounds before landing a brutal uppercut that sent Whyte straight to the canvas in the sixth round, forcing the match to end in his favour.
Tyson Fury has now won 32 of his 33 professional fights, with only one draw against Deontay Wilder preventing him from having a perfect record. The Englishman was elated after his win over Whyte, who he declared he had a lot of respect for.
“Dillian [Whyte) is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion. One of the greatest and,
unfortunately, he had to fight me tonight. You are
not messing with a mediocre heavyweight, you are messing with the best man on the planet.”
In his closing remarks, Tyson Fury intimated about his decision to draw the curtain on his glorious career due to a promise made to his wife Paris.
“I promised my wife that would be it after the
[Deontay] Wilder fight. But I got offered a fight at
Wembley and I owed it to the fans. What a way to
go out.” “This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King.”
If he retires, Tyson Fury will have passed up the opportunity to become the first heavyweight to hold all the belts at once since Lennox Lewis in 2000. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk holds all of the other belts, and Fury might be interested in a unification fight. With or without the unification fight, the Gypsy King is without a shred of doubt one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing.