Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight championship against Dillian Whyte with a beautiful right uppercut after six one-sided rounds. Fury (32-0-1) was greeted as a hero following five straight fights in the United States, including a career-defining showdown with Deontay Wilder.
Dillian Whyte had waited for this moment for years, but Fury crushed all of his hopes. Tyson Fury stated his intention to retire after his fight with Whyte, and if that is the case, he was able to enjoy a trouble-free victory lap against a challenger who came nowhere close to solving heavyweight boxing’s most intricate conundrum.
It was visible the hunger Whyte had to win the match but the reach was a big gain for Fury and his skills were top-notch during the match knocking Whyte with an uppercut in the 6th round.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 23, 2022
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte was the match of the night inside Wembley Stadium. But all the momentum was with Fury as he destroyed all the hopes Whyte had to become the new champion.
Whyte attempted to change things up right away by assuming a southpaw posture. The tactics didn’t appear to worry Fury, who fought his ideal gameplan of being on the outside and mixing jabs and lead left hooks with excellent body work.
As Fury’s domination grew, Whyte appeared to become irritated, resulting in multiple clinches in which heads collided and elbows and bunny punches were fired. The referee lost control of the fight in Round 4 when the two heavyweights refused to break.
When the action returned to the level of a boxing battle, Fury immediately resumed exerting control with his reach advantage, pushing Whyte to take more chances to bridge the distance.
The Fury jab finally set up the finish in Round 6, when he followed up a jab with a right uppercut that shocked Whyte and sent him tumbling to the ground. Whyte broke the count, but when he walked to the referee, his balance was still off and he tripped into the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the 2:59 mark of Round 6.
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte wasn’t that bad but Whyte faced problems with his reach which Fury took advantage of and stole the win. “The Gypsy King” remains undefeated and still goes strong.