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Tyson Fury Knocks Out Dillian Whyte to retain WBC heavyweight title, announce retirement



Tyson Fury’s vow to retire from professional boxing could mark the end, for now at least, of an extraordinary career..

His rise, fall, and rise again may have seen a final chapter as the British fighter retained his WBC heavyweight world title with victory against Dillian Whyte.

Fury stopped his compatriot in the sixth round in front of a 94,000-capacity Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

And afterwards the 33-year-old said: “You know I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the three [Deontay] Wilder fights that would be it, and I meant it. It was a great trilogy but I meant that.

“I got offered to fight at Wembley at home and I believe I owed it to the fans, every person in the UK, to fight at Wembley I think this is it – this might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King. What a way to go out.”

Tyson Fury has cemented his status as the best heavyweight in boxing after a devastating one-punch knockout victory over Dillian Whyte.

In front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium, ‘The Gypsy King’ put on another superb show to defend his WBC and Ring Magazine titles, finishing the challenger in the sixth round with a huge uppercut after dominating the contest.

It sets up the tantalising prospect of a unification showdown with either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, who are set to meet in a rematch in July following the Ukrainian’s IBF, WBO and WBA championship victory in London last year

After fraught negotiations that began last year and lasted right up until fight week, the mutual respect between Fury and Whye, former sparring partners over a decade ago, was firmly on show in the days leading up to the opening bell.

That went out the window during an ill-tempered and bruising battle between the two Britons on St George’s Day.

Fury controlled the pace in the opening two rounds, maintaining distance with his jab and making Whyte miss by a mile with a couple of wild, looping right hands.

Whyte struggled to get close to the bigger man, tied up on the rare occasions when he was able to get inside early on.

Signs of frustration in Whyte emerged in a messy fourth round with the Brixton man throwing a shot after the break.

Referee Mark Lyson was forced to intervene on more than one occasion with elbows and heads going in during one particularly vicious clinch – with a drink thrown from the crowd towards the ring adding to the madness.

Fury turned on the style in the fifth, landing flush shots with Whyte briefly stunned midway through the round, unable to close that gap without being caught.

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