- Tyson Fury stopped Dillian Whyte and was officially declared the winner via KO
- Whyte insists it was the push and not the punch that knocked him out
Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title after knocking out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round of their clash at the Wembley Arena in London this past weekend. While Fury’s uppercut certainly stunned Whyte, the latter claims that it was the push that came afterward that did the damage.
It’s boxing, not wrestling
Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Whyte explained that he took the punch but it was Fury’s shove that caused his head to hit the canvas, resulting to a prolonged knockdown. Hence, “The Body Snatcher” reckoned that “The Gypsy King” shouldn’t have been allowed to get away with it as they weren’t in a wrestling match.
“I was buzzed but obviously I was trying to regather my senses and he proper pushed me and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas which is illegal,” Whyte explained. “This isn’t wrestling, this is boxing. I should have been allowed extra time to recover and then carried on fighting. Terrible job from the referee there, but it is, what it is. I should have had time to recover, time to go back to my corner, but Tyson Fury gets away with a lot of things.”
Illegal blows and water-throwing?
The 34-year-old then revealed that there were more crazy stuff that happened during the fight. According to Whyte, Fury punched the back of his head several times and his corner even “started throwing water” at him when he did the same thing to “The Gypsy King.”
“The fight spiralled a bit, until he started punching me in the back of the head. I started doing it to him and then his corner started throwing water and stuff like that, which was a bit crazy,” he recounted. “I kept on getting all the blame. He was the one that was holding, he was the one that was headbutting and being dirty in the fight… He said he would retire. I hope he doesn’t retire, because I want another go.”
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What lies ahead of Whyte is yet to be known. Fury, on the other hand, has been pushing for a hybrid fight with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.