Dillian Whyte says the Tyson Fury knockout was ‘illegal’ and requires rematch

Dillian Whyte says the Tyson Fury knockout was one

The Body Snatcher says he only became KO’d after his head hit the canvas (Photos: Getty)

Dillian Whyte has been charged Tyson Fury for winning their battle through ‘illegal’ means and insisting that he was only knocked out after the gypsy king pushed him over, causing his head to strike against the canvas.

The WBC champion retained his title emphatically at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, delivering a stunning sixth-round uppercut that ended a competition he had dominated throughout.

But Whyte believes the knockout should not have been allowed to stand and felt like he had run the first stroke, just so that Fury could push him to the floor with considerable force.

Dillian Whyte says the Tyson Fury knockout was one

Whyte insists Fury’s uppercut did not cause the knockout (Image: Getty)

Whyte says it made his head smash against the canvas, and the fight was waved by referee Mark Lyson after Body Snatcher managed to get back on his feet only to stumble against the ropes.

Whyte is far from happy with the nature of the knockout and does not think it was legal and he would be eager to take on Fury in a rematch – provided his fellow Britons do not follow his intention to retire.

In a speech to Sky Sports on Monday, Whyte said: ‘When the uppercut landed, I was buzzing, but apparently I was trying to regain my senses, and then he pushed right towards me and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas, which is illegal . This is not wrestling, this is boxing.

“But as usual, they let Fury do what he wants and get away with it. I should have had extra time to recover and then kept fighting.

“He pushed to me, and then he even went to the referee and said, ‘Oh, don’t let the fight go on.’ What? It was as if … the referee was not doing his job.

‘Okay, I got caught, no doubt about it, a good shot. I went for the left uppercut, he went for the right uppercut, he’s a little taller than me, so obviously he landed his in the distance.

Dillian Whyte says the Tyson Fury knockout was one

Fury announces his intention to retire after KO’ing Whyte (Photo: Reuters)

‘I was injured, of course, but I did not go straight down. I got hurt, I tried to get my senses together, and then he pushed me with two hands. It was not like a one-armed thing, he pushed me fully and I fell over and hit my head.

‘Terrible work from the judge there, but that’s 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.

‘He says he’s retiring, I do not hope he retires because I want a trip again.’

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