Tyson Fury hints he’s retiring after taking out Dillian Whyte

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Tyson Fury celebrates victory as referee Mark Lyson checks Dillian Whyte after 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 of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.

Fury, who has now won 32 and has drawn one of his 33 matches, crushed Whyte with a stunning uppercut in front of 94,000 fans in the capital.

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

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

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

“Now that it’s all done I have to be a man of my word. I think this is it, it could be the last curtain for The Gypsy King and what a way to get out!”

Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, said: BT Sport: “If it was the last fight, it will be the last fight. That’s his decision, he’s the guy who comes in the ring. If it’s his last fight, he’s gone so high.”

Fury defeated challenger Whyte before crushing him, while referee Mark Lyson dismissed the fight with one second left in the sixth round.

However, the champion showed respect for Whyte afterwards and said he believes the Brixton boxer will one day become world champion.

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

“There’s no shame. He’s a tough, wild man. He’s as strong as a bull and has the heart of a lion.

“But he didn’t play with an average heavyweight. He played with the best man in the world.”

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

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