Tyson Fury sensationally knocks out Dillian Whyte to defend WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium

Fury ended White’s challenge with an evil uppercut (Photo: Reuters; Rex)

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’ made yet another excellent show to defend his WBC and Ring Magazine titles, finishing the challenger in the sixth round with a huge uppercut after dominating the competition.

It sets the tempting prospects for a rally with either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, who are due to meet in a rematch in July following the Ukrainian’s IBF, WBO and WBA championship victory in London last year.

Fury says, however, that he will now withdraw from professional boxing despite the riches that could lie ahead with that fight.

After full negotiations that began last year and lasted until the campaign week, the mutual respect between Fury and Whye, former sparring partners over ten years ago, was firmly present in the days leading up to the opening bell.

Boxing - Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte - WBC World Heavyweight Title - Wembley Stadium, London, UK - April 23, 2022 Tyson Fury in action against Dillian Whyte Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

Fury put Whyte on foot in the sixth round to end the competition (Image: Getty)

It went out the window during a malaise and bruising battle between the two Britons on St George’s Day.

Fury controlled the pace in the first two rounds, kept his distance with his jab and made Whyte miss by a mile with a pair of wild, looping right hands.

Whyte struggled to get close to the bigger man, tied up in the rare cases where he could get inside early.

Fury’s uppercut amazed Whyte (Photo: Getty)

Signs of frustration in Whyte appeared in a messy fourth round in which the Brixton man threw a shot after the break.

Judge Mark Lyson was forced to intervene on more than one occasion with elbows and heads entered during a particularly vicious clinch – with a drink thrown from the audience towards the ring, which increased the madness.

Fury lit the style of the fifth and landed the flush shot with Whyte briefly stunned midway through the round, unable to close that hole without being caught.

Whyte desperately needed more speed midway through the match, as he looked remarkably slow and lacked his usual bite. But another wildly inaccurate just above the top, associated with fresh air, served to underscore his struggles.

After dominating the competition for the most part, Fury produced a shot from the times shortly after – a perfectly timed right-handed uppercut that ended Whyte and made him crash against the canvas.

The challenger got back on his feet but was unable to continue the competition as Fury secured the perfect swan song for a fantastic career.

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