Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte: Ringside footage emerges

Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte: Ringside footage

Tyson Fury‘s huge uppercut on Saturday night ended Dillian Whyte‘s challenge in the sixth round as the champion pleaded with the referee to end the contest.

The historical clash in front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley saw Whyte finally get his chance to go for gold, but he was not up to the task.

The Gypsy King had the upper hand since the first bell and kept up the pressure throughout the six rounds of the heavyweight title bout.

As seen on the following ringside footage, Fury crushed his opponent’s jaw with a demolishing right uppercut in the sixth.

Whyte managed to get up after the shot but was visibly rocked as he struggled to keep his legs straight, stumbling towards the referee.

Fury gestured with his hands waving and repeating “no” in referee Mark Lyson’s direction, as he didn’t want to cause further damage to his opponent.

Lyson didn’t need much convincing when he assessed Whyte’s state himself and promptly waved the contest and Whyte’s title challenge off.

Discussing his knockout after the fight, Fury said: “It was definitely a great shot. I was very happy with the referee Mark Lyson because if he would have allowed it to continue and me to storm in and hit him with two or three more, then he could have been in big trouble.”

He continued: “He made a fantastic call because he was all over the place. I was actually concerned it would be allowed to continue and I was like ‘no ref don’t let it go on’ because I would have had to take him out and I didn’t really want to do that. But the referee made the right decision and that was it.”

The instant classic ended as it started, with a respectful exchange between the two fighters as they embraced each other after the conclusion.

Fury had words of encouragement for Whyte, saying: “I gave him a kiss and a cuddle and told him he will be a world champion one day.”

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