WBC heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from the sport after knocking out Dillian Whyte on Saturday.
Fury knocked out Whyte in the sixth round of their encounter in front of 94,000 capacity-filled Wembley Stadium.
Speaking to BT Sport Box Office, Tyson Fury said said this would be his last fight and was happy that he had remained undefeated in 33 fights.
“First of all, I want to say I dedicate this to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In his name I won this fight in my lively country. In my England. We are Spartans.
“I’m overwhelmed by the support. I cannot believe 94,000 countrymen and women came here to watch me. From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and stayed up late to watch this fight,” he said.
Fury described Whyte as a warrior and believed that he would be a world champion one day.
Dillian [Whyte] is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion. One of the greatest and, unfortunately, he had to fight me tonight. You are not messing with a mediocre heavyweight, you are messing with the best man on the planet.
“This man, Sugar Hill [Steward], has made the man I am. He has made me the biggest boxer in the heavyweight division.
“I promised my wife that would be it after the [Deontay] Wilder fight. But I got offered a fight at Wembley and I owed it to the fans. What a way to go out,” he stated.
Fury also told Sky Sports that he is a man of his word and that this would be his last fight.”
Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte to retain WBC title
World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury has knocked out challenger, Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to retain his belt.
Fury controlled all the rounds in a dominant performance to show that Whyte was no match for his superiority.
A huge right uppercut floored Whyte as The Gypsy King took his professional record to 32 wins and a draw from 33 fights.
Whyte, after receiving that brutal right uppercut, got to his feet, but he is all over the place and referee Mark Lyson waved it off.
In round one, Whyte had come out as a southpaw, but that did not change the game as he got his jab working early on but Fury, the much taller man, landed his first real shot of note halfway through the round and then smoke Whyte in the jaw near the end of it.
In round two, Whyte returned to an orthodox stance at the start of the second three minutes, whereas Fury went southpaw before he, too, reverted to an orthodox stance.
Whyte missed with a wild right hand and it was Fury who connected with a couple of decent shots midway through the round as he assumed an element of control.
Whyte continued in round three with his kamikaze style – chucking out lots of punches but not really connecting with anything that really rocked the undefeated champion.
Whyte wobbled after being caught with a shot to the face inside the final minute and even though he clocked Fury in the gut with a late body punch, the champion still has the edge.
In round four, Whyte looked to rough up Fury and Fury was furious that Whyte caught him on the break.
Two shots to the body from Fury saw Whyte with a wild swipe that missed and left him off balance, but Fury could not capitalise on it
More good work from Tyson Fury in round five, who was mixing up the shots to the head then the shots to the body beautifully.
A combination from Fury also landed, momentarily stunning Whyte.
With Whyte getting tired, Fury completed the job in round six, knocking his down brutally.