Tyson Fury Batters Dalian Whyte to Retain WBC Title (VIDEO)

On Saturday, Tyson Fury defended his WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium, stopping former sparring partner Dillian Whyte in round six in an all-British contest.

The victory for the self-styled ‘Gypsy King,’ who was fighting on British territory for the first time in four years, drew 94,000 spectators.

“This might be the closing curtain for the Gypsy King,” said the unbeaten Fury, 33, after announcing that this will be his final fight.

After a tense start, the defending champion gained command, controlling the bout and scoring some devastating head and body strikes.

Whyte was visibly on unstable knees following the first important hit of the contest, a hard right uppercut from Fury, and a halt was called with just one second remaining before the fight reached the halfway point.

Fury, who stands 6 feet 9 inches (206 centimetres) tall, used his enormous height and reach advantage to keep Whyte at bay while making the challenger look clunky and cumbersome.

Whyte, who was injured over his right eye in an accident, was named the WBC’s number one contender over four years ago, but he failed to make an impression.

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“I’m overwhelmed by the support,” said Fury. “I cannot believe 94,000 countrymen and women came here to watch me. From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and stayed up late to watch this fight.”

He added: “I promised my wife that would be it after the (Deontay) Wilder fight. But I got offered a fight at Wembley and I owed it to the fans. What a way to go out.”

If Tyson Fury decides to retire, he will pass up the opportunity to fight either current WBA, IBF, and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk or fellow British fighter Anthony Joshua.

Whyte, who was born in Jamaica and has waited years for his chance at the world title, was booed when he entered the cavernous stadium clad in black.

As Fury walked out to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie,” which followed a film montage of his career, the crowd erupted in applause.

Fury sat on a gold throne, donning a white and red robe and gloves with the Cross of St George — England’s symbol — as fireworks erupted in the air, before sprinting to the ring.

As he celebrated his victory, he led the throng in another rendition of “American Pie.”

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