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Tyson Fury beats Dillian whyte, retains WBC title

Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning his fight against Dillian Whyte Photograph: Reuters

Two-time heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has defended his WBC title after beating compatriot, Dillian Whyte, by knockout.

Whyte was knocked out in the sixth round after taking an uppercut from Fury at a delirious Wembley Stadium.

Despite trying to continue the fight, referee Mark Lyson called the fight after seeing Whyte wobble on his feet.

The win for the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’, fighting on UK soil for the first time in four years, was witnessed by 94,000 fans.

Unbeaten Fury, 33, had said this would be his last fight and announced it immediately afterward.

“This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King,” Tyson Fury said immediately after the fight. 

This is Fury’s second successful defense of the WBC world heavyweight title he won from Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

He also maintains his claim as the lineal heavyweight champion, having kept an undefeated record since beating longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino