Tyson Fury’s dressing-room prediction was correct against Dillian Whyte


Tyson Fury kept his pre-fight promise and delivered a stunning performance to defeat Dillian Whatte at Wembley. He also retained his WBC heavyweight champion title.

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Tyson Fury kept his promise in the dressing room by putting on “an exceptional performance”Dillian Whyte was knocked out and his status as the most fearsome heavyweight in the world was reaffirmed.

The Gypsy King delivered a stunning uppercut in the sixth round to defeat his British counterpart. The fight was stopped before 94,000 people at Wembley Stadium. Fury was able to defend his WBC Heavyweight Championship belt with this victory. The focus now shifts to the future for the 33-year old.

The undefeated icon spoke to reporters following the fight and declared his intention to quit boxing. However, Fury only called out Francis Ngannou as the UFC champion a moment later. Fury declared he was resigning from boxing after the fight. “could feel”He would “put on a show”.

He said: “Before the fight, in the changing room, I told my team, ‘This is going to be an exceptional performance, I’m going to put on a show’. I could feel it. I knew I was going to put on a show. My feet were good. My jab was good. I was jabbing the head off him. I hit the Body Snatcher (Whyte) with a left hook to the body and said to him, ‘You’re hurt, aren’t you, Body Snatcher?'”

He then turned his attention to Wembley’s thunderous atmosphere and added: “I’m overwhelmed with the support. I can’t believe that my 94,000 countrymen and women have come here tonight to see my perform.

“I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who bought tickets or stayed up late to view it on TV.

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Fury, in a gracious message to Whyte, backed his compatriot in securing the world championship that has been elusive to him so far in his career. “Dillian Whyte is a warrior and I believe that Dillian will be a world champion,”The Manchester native stated.

“But tonight, he met a great in the sport. I’m one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. I’m a legend in this game. There’s no disgrace. He’s a tough, game man but you’re not messing with a mediocre heavyweight. You’re messing with the best man on the planet.”

Fury’s win increased his record to 32 wins, one draw, and 33 fights, while Whyte (34 and fights out from Brixton) has 28 victories, three losses, and 31 bouts.