After nearly four years without fighting in the homeland, Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) returned home with a spectacular sixth-round knockout in front of a record 94,000 fans on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium in London.
WBC / Lineal / Ring Magazine Heavyweight Champion Defends Her Crown Against Former Coaching Partner Dillian Whyte with an evil upper right cut immediately ending the matter at 2:59 of the sixth row. Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has now won four of his last five teamfights through injury time.
To start the match, both men attempted to engage in a bit of a game of wits, with Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) entering the first round by working from a Southpaw position. Roles reversed in the following round with Fury starting to attack from a left-handed position. But by the third round, none of that even mattered as Fury, now mainstream again, started to pick up the pace, found his rhythm again and even smiled at Whyte as he started racing. in with shots in the fourth and fifth innings.
By this point, Fury has seen what kind of openings can be created when dribbling with his left hand as Whyte often uses diagonal defense to avoid shots. That’s when “The Gypsy King” circled his target to touch Whyte with his left hand before landing ending the fight causing “Body Snatcher” to fall and out.
Fury said, “I was overwhelmed with the support. I can’t believe that 94,000 of my countrymen and women have come here tonight to see my show. I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to everyone who bought tickets here tonight or stayed up late to watch it on TV.
“Dillian Whyte is a fighter. And I believe Dillian will be a world champion. But tonight, he met someone great in sports. I’m one of the biggest contenders of all time. And unfortunately for Dillian Whyte, he was facing me here tonight. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. He’s a tough gamer. He’s as strong as a bull. He has the heart of a lion. But you don’t mess with a trivial weight. You are messing with the best man on the planet. And you saw it tonight with what happened.
“I think Lennox Lewis could even boast a tailored top cut tonight.”
Decision of Essuman Tetley
Unbeatable Welding Weight Ekow Essuman (17-0.7 KO) still clinched his £147, Commonwealth and IBF European title with a 12-round unanimous decision win over the British Darren Tetley (21-3, 9 KOs) in the ensemble feature of the night. Two judges scored the match 116-112 for Essuman, while a third scored the match 117-111.
In action below:
Feather class: Liverpool’s Nick Ball (15-0.8 KO) took the Featherweight silver WBC belt with a win in injury time Isaac Lowe (21-2-3, 6 KOs). Ball knocked Lowe out in the second round, and he survived. Lowe was then accidentally stabbed in the left eye by a knife in the third round as he continued to receive punches in the following rounds. Ball eventually stopped his foe with the sixth round’s 1:45 finisher.
Heavy: Indigenous of London David Adeley (9-0.8 KO) beat fellow British Chris Healey (9-9, 2 KOs) on the way to a TKO win. The referee stopped the game at: 52 of the fourth inning.
Light Heavyweight: Tommy Fury (8-0.4 KO), 22-year-old brother of “King of Gypsy”, defeated Daniel Bocianski (10-2, 2 KOs) of Nowy Sacz, Poland, passed the decision. Score: 60-54.
Light Heavyweight: Karol Itauma (7-0.5 KO), a rising Slovak male player living in the United Kingdom, scored a technical knockout goal in the second round with Michael Ciach (2-12, 1 KO) by Poznan, Poland. Overtime: 2:27.
Junior Lightweight: English potential customers Royston Barney-Smith (2-0) scored the winning goal against Romania Constantin Radoi (0-11). Score: 40-36.