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Dillian Whyte was knocked out by Tyson Fury in the sixth round of their heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Fury retained his belt with a devastating uppercut connected to White’s chin in the final seconds of the round, sending him into the canvas.
But on Monday, Whyte argued that a push from Fury after the uppercut broke the rules and damaged his ability to recover.
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“I was buzzed, but obviously I was trying to regain my senses and he was pushing me properly … and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas, which is illegal,” Whyte said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“This is not wrestling, this is boxing,” he added. “I should have had extra time to recover and then continue fighting.”
After the fight, Whyte got up and tried to show that he was ready to continue before he faltered against the ropes, which led to the referee ending the match.
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Whyte admitted that Fury caught him with a good punch, even though he claimed he should have been given extra time to recover. He also described the judge’s performance as “terrible”.
“I was hurt, I was trying to get my senses together and he was pushing me fully with two hands. It was not like a one-armed thing,” Whyte added. “I should have had time to recover, time to go back to my corner, but Tyson Fury gets away with a lot of things.”
After the fight, Fury suggested he could retire, saying it “could be the last curtain for the gypsy king.”
On Monday, Whyte did not hold back words when asked if he wanted a rematch with Fury.
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“I do not hope he retires because I want a new trip,” Whyte said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report