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New footage of Tyson Fury's KO win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley appears to contradict the challenger's claim he hit his head on the ring canvas.
Whyte was dropped in the sixth round after a brutal uppercut from Fury, with the fight getting waved off by referee Mark Lyson after Whyte stumbled back to his corner. However, the Body Snatcher has claimed Fury "shoved" him to the floor and he banged his head on the canvas.
Whyte described Fury's actions as "illegal" and criticised the referee for doing a "terrible job". He told Sky Sports: "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.
"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 Fury 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."
However, new footage appears to show that Whyte's head only made minimal contact with the canvas, contradicting his claim. In the clip, Whyte lands shoulder first on the canvas, suggesting his head made limited contact with the ring.
Fury's co-promoter Frank Warren has dismissed Whyte's calls for a rematch, telling talkSPORT: "When I was younger I was asking to take Julia Roberts out, it never happened. Where do you wanna go with it?
"The only unsatisfactory thing for him was the fact he got stopped, he got knocked out and that is the end of it. Zero zero chance of a rematch.
"You have to fight your way back into contention and good luck to you doing that. There is some good domestic fights there for him to have like a Daniel Dubois or a Joe Joyce next because they are good yard sticks to see how good these guys are."
- Tyson Fury
- Dillian Whyte
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