Whyte ‘hopes’ Fury doesn’t retire, calls for rematch after ‘illegal’ knockout
British boxer Dillian Whyte has faulted the decision of the referee after he was brutally defeated by fellow Briton Tyson Fury in a WBC heavyweight title fight.
Whyte, who was knocked out in the sixth round of the showdown over the weekend, claimed that his opponent got away with a move that was illegal in the sport.
Fury, who also retained his Ring Magazine belt, extended his unbeaten run to 33 bouts with the victory.
Whyte on the other hand, suffered his third loss in 31 fights and fell short on his first attempt at a world title.
The 34-year-old has called for a rematch with Fury, as he hoped that Fury would not retire from boxing as vowed after the bout.
“The uppercut landed; I was buzzed but as I was trying to gather my senses he full on shoved me and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas which is illegal,” Whyte tells Sky Sports.
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“This isn’t wrestling, this is boxing, but as usual, they let Fury do what he wants and get away with it.
“I should have been allowed extra time to recover and then carry on fighting. He pushed me and said to the referee, ‘Don’t to let the fight carry on’. The referee is not doing his job; how can someone… OK, I got caught with a good shot and I was hurt but I didn’t go straight down.
“I was trying to get my senses and he fully two-handed pushed me and I fell over and hit my head. It was a terrible job from the referee.
“I should have had time to recover and have time to go back to my corner. Tyson gets away with a lot of things; he said he wants to retire but i hope he doesn’t retire because i want another go.”
Fury will likely not retire yet as the 33-year-old would not want to miss the opportunity to fight for the undisputed crown in a unification bout that is likely to be staged later this year.
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