LONDON, ENGLAND – April 23: Tyson Fury celebrates his win as referee Mark Lyson examines Dillian Whyte after the WBC world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little / Getty Images)
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Tyson Fury has hinted he will retire after retaining his WBC heavyweight title and undefeated record with a devastating sixth-round knockout against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
Fury, who has now won 32 and drawn one of his 33 rounds, knocked Whyte down with a stunning right headbutt in front of 94,000 fans in the capital.
The 33-year-old then said “I think so” when asked if he would have a rematch.
Fury told BT Sport: “I promised my lovely wife Paris that after the third game against Deontay Wilder it would happen and I intend to.
“Then I was offered to fight at Wembley and I think I owe it to the fans, everyone in the UK, to come here and fight.
“Now that all is done, I must be a man of my word. I think this is it, it could be the last curtain for The Gypsy King and it’s a way to come out!”
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, told BT Sport: “If it’s the last fight, then it will be the last. It’s his decision, he’s the one standing in the ring. If it’s his last fight, he’s been in the ring. play very high.”
Fury beat challenger Whyte before knocking him out, with referee Mark Lyson sending the fight off with just a second remaining in the sixth round.
However, the champ later paid tribute to Whyte, saying he believes the Brixton-born boxer will one day win the world.
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He added: “Dillian Whyte is a fighter and I believe he’s going to be world champion but tonight he met a great man in the sport, one of the great heavyweights. best of all time.
“There’s nothing to be ashamed of. He’s a tough guy, a gamer. He’s as strong as a bull and has the heart of a lion.
“But he’s not messing with a mediocre heavyweight. He’s messing with the best man on the planet.”
Of the punch that knocked Whyte down, Fury added: “Lennox Lewis would be proud of that.”