Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement


Tyson Fury predicted shot that would finish Dillian Whyte off in the very first round of Wembley showdown

TYSON FURY knew the uppercut would be the shot to finish Dillian Whyte from the very first round.

The 33-year-old Gyspy King made a solid start to his WBC heavyweight title defence on April 23 in front of 94,000 Wembley fans, even though Whyte sprung a surprise by starting in the southpaw stance.

Tyson Fury landed a spectacular uppercut to knock out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round

But the sharpest eyes in the stadium were trainer SugarHill Steward’s who told him during the very first interval that Whyte, 34, was vulnerable to dipping down into the power shot that eventually did for him in the sixth.

After watching just three minutes of action, the American coaching mastermind told Fury: “That shot down the middle, take your time and he is going to fall on to it.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“That shot you threw hurt him, it woke his a** up.”

Fury didn’t even throw an uppercut in the opening round but he tagged Whyte with a couple of right hands that were enough evidence for Steward to make his bold call.

Read More in Boxing


Fury will lose ‘best part of his career’ if he retires now, warns promoter


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Wilder unveils STATUE of himself and confirms he WILL return to boxing ring

Whyte, after more than 1,000 days waiting for his shot at the crown, never seemed to get going in the bout.

Trainer Xavier Miller kept telling him to tighten his defence but he had no answer for Fury’s attacks.

After just four stanzas Fury could be heard telling Steward, nephew of Kronk gym legend Emanuel Steward, that he was “boxing the head off” his Brixton foe.

And he detonated a slashing uppercut on the Body Snatcher’s jaw right at the end of the sixth to retain his belt and later claim he was sailing off into retirement.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But it remains to be seen whether Fury will hang up his gloves for long with his promoter Frank Warren claiming he’d be throwing away his prime years if he calls it a day now.

There is also no shortage of fights for the Brit to take with former heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz jr keen to fight him next.

Fury’s US-based promoter Bob Arum also hinted at the undefeated heavyweight coming out of retirement to fight Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk.



Formula 1

NELSON PIQUET has come under fire for using racist language while referring to seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton is one of the sport’s...


ANDY MURRAY caught everyone napping – especially opponent James Duckworth – with an unprecedented underarm serve in his Wimbledon first-round contest. But what has...

Premier League

MANCHESTER CITY star Jack Grealish is getting ready to start the new season on a high. That’s after treating himself to a new top...

Formula 1

EX-FORMULA ONE champion Nelson Piquet will never be allowed back in the paddock after using a racist slur against Lewis Hamilton, it has been...

Premier League

EIGHT years ago, Gabriel Jesus was dreaming of football stardom while brushing up on his art skills. The Arsenal new boy, now 25, was...

Horse Racing

TOP horse trainer Ralph Beckett has been dealt a cruel blow after Scope, one of his stable stars, died following a gallops incident. The...