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Tyson Fury drops retirement hint after brutal KO of Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury signed off his iconic undefeated career or a clash with the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk with a punch worthy of retiring on.

The 33-year-old WBC heavyweight king defended his crown against Dillian Whyte after jabbing and moving for six rounds and then landing an uppercut for the ages.

It was reminiscent of the perfect punch Carl Froch retired on in the very same Wembley ring.

And the Gypsy King of contradictions insisted that – like Froch – he was sailing off into the sunset on that one last magnificent shot.

“I promised my wife Paris and I meant it,” he said. “I had the trilogy with Deontay Wilder and she wanted me to retire then.

“But then i was offered this and I owed it to the fans and everyone at home in the UK.

“I have to be a man of my word so this might be the last fight.

“Thank you United Kingdom.

“I am overwhelmed with the support, I cannot believe my 94k men and women came here tonight.

“From the bottom of my heart thank you much for spending your money on coming or staying up and watching on TV.”

Whyte, 34, did his best to drag Fury into the war they had both promised but the champ – a stone lighter than for his last outing against Wilder in October – was too light, fast and precise early on.

And then he connected with a single shot that scrambled all of Whyte’s senses and ended the fight in Hollywood style.

He said: “Dillian is a warrior and he will be a world champion but he came up against something special.

“I am one of the greatest of all times and losing to me is no disgrace.

“He was a tough man but I have the heart of a lion and am as strong as a bull.”

Lennox Lewis won the last all-English heavyweight world title fight in Britain in Cardiff in 1993 and Fury was eager to please the ringside legend.

He beamed: “That was an uppercut that even Lennox Lewis could be proud of.”



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