Dillian Whyte has waited years to fight for the WBC heavyweight title as the “next man up.” Whyte’s chance came on Saturday night in London and the fantasy opportunity transformed into a bad dream. Tyson Fury gave an uppercut in the last seconds of the 6th round.
Whyte came out in a southpaw posture to try to spice up his game right away. The tactics didn’t seem to worry Tyson Fury, who stuck to his ideal gameplan of being on the outside and mixing jabs and lead left hooks with powerful bodywork.
As Fury’s domination grew, Whyte became enraged, resulting in multiple clinches in which heads collided and elbows and rabbit punches fired. The referee lost control of the fight in Round 4 when the two heavyweights refused to break when he told them to.
In Round 6, the Tyson Fury jab set up the finish, as he followed up a jab with a right uppercut that startled Whyte and sent him tumbling to the canvas. Whyte beat the count, but his balance was still off as he attempted to walk to the referee, and he tripped into the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the 2:59 mark of Round 6. In that game, you can bet on OKBET for any boxing events.
When the action returned to something approximating a boxing fight, Fury immediately reverted to using his reach advantage to exert control, pushing Whyte to take more chances to narrow the distance.
“Tune in Dillian Whyte is a hero,” Fury said after the battle. “I accept he’ll be a titleholder. Yet, I’m probably the best heavyweight ever, and sadly for Dillian, he needed to confront me here this evening.”
The uppercut was identical to Alexander Povetkin’s shot in their 2020 fight that knocked Whyte out. Whyte would return to revenge for the loss, but he won’t get the chance since Fury’s next step is likely to be a four-belt unification battle — or the retirement he threatened after the fight.
“You know, I guaranteed my exquisite spouse after the Wilder 3 battle. That battle would be it, and I implied it,” Fury said. “Be that as it may, I got proposed to battle at Wembley at home, and I accepted I merited and owed it [to the fans]. Presently it’s finished. I must take care of the business of integrity, and I think this is all there is to it. That may be the last drape of the Gypsy King.”
On the other hand, Ekow Essuman won a unanimous decision over Darren Tetley elsewhere on the card. In the 6round, Nick Ball knocked out Isaac Lowe before the referee intervened to end the fight. Tommy Fury, Fury’s half-brother, returned to the ring to defeat Daniel Bocianski in six rounds by referee decision. OKBET will give you some updates about boxing.