Tyson Fury stops Dillian Whyte to retain his WBC world heavyweight title

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  • Referee halts all-British fight with sixth round uppercut
  • Champion stays undefeated after dominating at Wembley

Tyson Fury retained his WBC world heavyweight title by stopping Dillian Whyte brutally and clinically near the end of the sixth round on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium. After a cagey and often ugly bout, which Fury controlled even though both fighters were warned by the referee for some roughhouse brawling, the champion brought the fight to a shuddering conclusion. He snapped out another left jab and then, with Whyte suddenly open and vulnerable, Fury uncorked a vicious right uppercut.

It was a devastating punch, reminiscent of the chilling uppercut that Alexander Povetkin used to knock out Whyte in August 2020. But this time Whyte was not rendered unconscious despite losing a tooth and his bearings. He staggered to his feet but, trying to walk towards the referee, Mark Lyson, he weaved and stumbled. Lyson had no option but to wave the fight over because Whyte had clearly been separated from his senses.

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Written by Donald McRae at Wembley Stadium
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