Tyson Fury suggests he will retire after knocking out Dillian Whyte

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Tyson Fury celebrates victory as referee Mark Lyson checks out Dillian Whyte following the WBC World Heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little / Getty Images)

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Tyson Fury has suggested he will retire after retaining his WBC heavyweight title and unbeaten record with a devastating sixth-round knockout by Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.

Fury, who have now won 32 and drawn one of their 33 matches, put Whyte on the floor with a stunning right uppercut in front of 94,000 fans in the capital.

The 33-year-old then said “I think that’s it” when asked in the ring if he would fight again.

Fury told BT Sport: “I promised my lovely wife Paris that after the third match with Deontay Wilder it would be, and I meant it.

“Then I was offered to fight at Wembley and I thought I owed the fans, to every person in the UK, to come here and fight.

“Now it’s all done, I must be a man of my word. I think that’s what it may be, it may be the last curtain for the gypsy king, and what a way to go out!”

Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, told BT Sport: “If it’s going to be the last match, it’s going to be the last match. It’s his decision, it’s him coming in the ring. If it’s his last match, he’s gone out on such a high . “

Fury boxed out challenger Whyte before flattening him, with referee Mark Lyson waving off the match with a second left of the sixth round.

The champion, however, showed Whyte respect afterwards and said he believes the Brixton-based boxer will become world champion one day.

He added: “Dillian Whyte is a warrior and I believe he will be world champion, but tonight he met a great man in the sport, one of the greatest heavyweights ever.

“There is no disgrace. He is a tough, wild man. He is strong as a bull and has the heart of a lion.

“But he did not mess with a mediocre heavyweight. He messed with the best man on the planet.”

On the blow that knocked Whyte out, Fury added, “Lennox Lewis would have been proud of it.”

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