Dillian Whyte speaks out on brutal Tyson Fury loss and reveals key mistake he made before uppercut ended title dream

DILLIAN WHYTE doesn't feel he was "outclassed" by Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium last night.

The Body Snatcher was knocked out by a sensational sixth round uppercut from the Gypsy King during the sixth round of their world heavyweight title encounter.


Fury, 33, was respectful of Whyte after the fight, backing his chances of going on to claim the belt one day.

And Whyte, 34, feels that he will come back stronger for the experience.

He told BBC Radio: "There wasn't a lot in it – it was a close fight and I didn't feel like I was outclassed in there.

"My game plan was to press him and start moving forward. I was trying to attack but one slip and I got caught with the shot.

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"He's a big awkward guy – I was expecting that.

"It was always going to be an awkward fight, but I was trying to set up and be patient and land what I could early and from round three onwards start to press.

"It was a good learning experience."

Of his beaten foe, Fury said: "Dillian is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion.

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"One of the greatest and, 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."

Whyte was given oxygen in his corner after the fight was stopped.

He had managed to clamber to his feet following Fury's stunning uppercut, but the fight was waved off as he stumbled towards the referee.

Whyte required stitches after the bout, but did not have to go to hospital.

FURY VS WILDER – ROUND BY ROUND

R1

Fury arrived draped in a St George’s cross gown, for the patron’s day, with a handful of towels wrapped around his shoulders, making his 6ft 9in, 19st frame look even more imposing.

In a huge shock it was Whyte and not switch-hitting Fury who started in the unfamiliar southpaw stance.

The Brixon Body Snatcher aimed lead right hooks at Fury’s torso and he replied with right hands into Whyte’s high guard.

R2

Whte reverted to his orthodox stance for the second and threw his first huge right haymaker, missing Fury by miles and almost demolishing the ring by crashing his shot into the ropes.

Fury threw the more accurate shots, Whyte caught most of them but couldn’t land his trademark counters.

R3

Fury scored points with a couple of lead left hooks and made the crowd whoop with a double-jab-right-cross.

Whyte was always marching forward but Fury was tagging him expertly on the backfoot. The 13lbs Fury had trained off since the final magnificent Deontay Wilder win was helping him dance around the outskirts of the ring once again, like the 2015 glory days when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko.

R4

There was a crunching clash of heads at the very start of the fiurth and respoected ref Mark Lyson had to warn them both.

Whyte landed his first clubbing left hook but then had a heavyweight wrestle and the little official was brave to get in between almost 40st of raging bull.

R5

Fury’s trainer Sugar Hill Steward told his man to dance and jab in the fifth and avoid the roughhousing.

Whyte seemed to wobble from a left hook but he looked at the canvas like he was searching for divot and laughed it off.

Fury then cracked in a one-two that almost definitely hurt the former kickboxer and he started to use the better body blows.

R6

Fury was bouncing and moving between clever attacks, his love handles rippling with his flow.

Then there was a ten second warning for the end of tehe round and Fury detonated a magnificent uppercut for the ages.

The Brixton man collapsed and bravely tried to beat the count but he was sprawling and crawing against the tide and the referee rightly waved it off to save him.

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