London (AP) – Boxing superstar Tyson Fury resigns as an undefeated world champion.
In what is said to be the last fight of his career, the Brit won the WBC heavyweight title fight against fellow Jamaican-born Dillian Whyte on Saturday night and successfully defended his belt. In front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium in London, Fury determined the rather unspectacular fight before knocking out Whyte in the sixth round with a right hook.
Before the fight, Fury had announced that he did not want to get back into the ring. However, many experts doubt whether the 33-year-old will implement this announcement. A unification fight with Oleksandr Ussyk, who holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF titles, is still up for debate, but he still has to fight his rematch against Anthony Joshua.
The number of 94,000 fans was the highest in the new Wembley Stadium’s history and a British record. The European record was set in Hamburg in 1934. One hundred two thousand spectators watched the fight between Max Schmeling and Walter Neusel.
A video message from Wladimir Klitschko from Kyiv was played before the Fury fight. The ex-world champion expressed his gratitude for supporting the Ukrainian people suffering from the Russian war of aggression.