Dillian Whyte hopes Tyson Fury doesn’t retire so he can earn a rematch against the heavyweight champ.
Fury scored a sixth-round knockout over Whyte as he landed a brutal uppercut that stopped the fight. After the win, Fury confirmed everything he said before the bout which was this was his final fight which Whyte hopes isn’t the case.
“He said he retired,” Whyte told Sky Sports during an interview that aired Monday (via BoxingScene). “I hope he doesn’t retire because I want another go.”
Although Dillian Whyte did suffer a loss, he says Tyson Fury gave him props after the fight as the heavyweight champ said he was a good fighter. Whyte also knew he did give Fury some problems in there.
“You know, he said, obviously, ‘You’re a good fighter, a true warrior. You’re gonna be a world champion one day. Blah, blah, blah,’ ” Whyte recalled. “But, you know, I was just like, ‘Yeah, cool.’ You know, I’m not a sore loser. You win some, you lose some. This is life. This is boxing. You know what I mean? At the end of the day, you know, it was a good fight, obviously. They underestimated me. They said I was this and I was that. But I showed up and I fought. You know, and I gave him just as much problems as he gave me. It wasn’t like it was a one-way street.”
Ultimately, the plan for Dillian Whyte is to win some fights and hopefully, he can lure Tyson Fury out of retirement for a rematch.
“I’m not one of those guys that wanna go out on a loss or on a bad performance,” Whyte said. “Listen, I’m still young enough. I’ve still got a lot left in me. Still feel strong. I’m still getting better. I fought the best in the world right at close. Wasn’t out-classed or out-boxed. He’s a bit taller than me and the range is a bit tricky, obviously, because of his style. It’s hard to get guys to prepare for him because he’s awkward and the way he fights and stuff. But I went at close. I landed my fair [share] a little bit and he landed his. So, you know, I didn’t get beat up for four, five rounds and got completely out-classed. Then it had been, ‘Yeah, time to call it a day.’ But I wasn’t out-classed.
“And obviously now, it’s not a long, hard road back because I showed the level I am and obviously we sold 90-something thousand tickets together. It’s not him alone. It’s me alone. So, and I had a value going in before anyway. You know, obviously, I’ve had – those were pay-per-view fights. They all sell out. They all been good fights. And I’m still there. I’m still good enough, so one fight and I’m back,” Fury concluded.
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