World title defended
“It’s all done”: Fury knocks out Whyte with a hook worth seeing – and ends his career
Round six was the end: boxing superstar Tyson Fury defeated his compatriot Dillian Whyte in what was probably the last fight of his career at London’s Wembley Stadium and defended his world title.
It wasn’t an outstanding fight, but it was a deserved victory: superstar Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte in what was possibly the last boxing duel of his career and is now the undefeated world champion. The 33-year-old Briton won the WBC heavyweight title fight against his Jamaican-born compatriot on Saturday night and successfully defended his belt.
Fury dominated the rather unspectacular fight in front of 94,000 spectators at London’s Wembley Stadium before knocking out the 34-year-old Whyte in the sixth round with a right uppercut worth seeing. It was Fury’s 32nd victory in the 33rd professional fight, with an additional draw Fury is still unbeaten.
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The number of 94,000 fans was the highest in the history of the new Wembley Stadium and also a British record. The European record was set in Hamburg in 1934. 102,000 spectators saw the encounter between Max Schmeling and Walter Neusel. Schmeling won by knockout in the ninth round
Fury had announced before the fight that he did not want to get back into the ring. After his victory, he reiterated the decision: “I promised my wonderful wife Paris, and I meant it, it’s all done, I stand by my word,” said the 33-year-old. However, many experts doubt the career end of the eccentric heavyweight. Especially since there is still a unification fight against Oleksandr Ussyk, who holds the titles of the WBA, WBO and IBF associations. First, however, Ussyk’s rematch against Fury’s compatriot Anthony Joshua is on the agenda.
Before the opponents in the ring let their fists do the talking, a video message from Wladimir Klitschko from Kyiv was played. The ex-world champion expressed his gratitude for supporting the Ukrainian people suffering from the Russian war of aggression.
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Fury became famous in 2015 when he surprisingly knocked the then WBA, IBF and WBO world champion Klitschko off the heavyweight throne after more than eleven years without defeat. After that, the 2.06 meter tall Briton fell into a deep hole and made headlines with his doping and drug offenses. In 2016 he gave back all his belts before making a big comeback in 2018.