Fury beats Whyte to retain WBC heavyweight crown

Tyson Fury stopped British rival Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to retain his WBC heavyweight crown at a packed Wembley on Saturday.

In his first fight on UK soil in four years, Fury was treated to a hero’s welcome by a 94,000-capacity crowd and largely dictated the tempo before ending proceedings in devastating fashion.

A vicious uppercut caught Whyte flush on the chin before he was disdainfully pushed over on to his back, and while the mandatory challenger beat the count, referee Mark Lyson waved off the fight.

“Dillian is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion,” said Fury.

“Unfortunately, he had to fight me tonight. You are not messing with a mediocre heavyweight, you are messing with the best man on the planet.” (AFP)