Tyson Fury was very satisfied with the blow that secured his victory over Dillian Whyte, declaring as he watched back the punch: “What a shot!”
Fury took down Whyte in round six of their WBC heavyweight world title bout with a brutal right uppercut that left his opponent sprawled on the canvas and his legs like jelly as he bravely got up.
The challenger put in a spirited performance but was dominated by the ‘Gypsy King’ in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley.
Referee Mark Lyson didn’t have any choice but to declare the contest over as Whyte stumbled into the ropes after somehow beating the count, and the quality of Fury’s punch soon became clear.
Fury, 33, was far too busy conducting a sing-song and talking up his retirement while a global audience enjoyed replays of his stunning uppercut, but he later saw it for himself.
In footage released by BT Sport, Fury’s coach SugarHill Steward is seen showing the 6ft 9in man mountain one of the best punches of his career, while complimenting his technique.
“Caught his foot right up in the air,” Steward said.
“Look at my foot though!” Fury replied.
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“Yeah we saw that,” Steward explained. “Look how you time his step, look how you time the step, one, right in the air, never got to the ground, got caught.”
“What a shot,” Fury said in delight.
“He couldn’t do anything about it, look at that, done good,” the coach replied.
Post-fight, the ‘Gypsy King’ had nothing but good things to say about Whyte, telling the London-born fighter he will become a world champion one day.
“I spoke to Dillian after the fight. I gave him a kiss and a cuddle. I told him ‘You’ll be a world champion Dillian, but tonight you had to meet the best,’” Fury said at his post-fight press conference.
“People will say ‘Dillian was s***!’ I’ve seen those kind of people who have never put a glove on and then they make comments like that. Go and put a glove on and then talk.”
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