Following his knockout defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte has called for a rematch, branding The Gypsy King’s victory illegal.
Fury appeared to shove Whyte over after connecting with a vicious uppercut in the sixth round of their WBC heavyweight championship bout on Saturday evening.
The Body Snatcher did manage to beat the count, but after stumbling whilst making his way back to the corner, the fight was called off and Fury’s hand was raised.
Whyte reacted angrily on Sky Sports, saying: “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’.
Dillian Whyte not happy with Fury’s KO
“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.”
The bout was the biggest in Whyte’s career, as he was taking on whom many consider to be the best fighter in the world in front of a record-breaking 94,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
Following his victory, Fury vowed that he would step away from the boxing ring and into retirement.
Whyte is hoping that isn’t the case, however, as having fallen to what he believes to be a controversial loss, the 34-year-old has demanded that he be given a second shot.
🗣️ "I hope he doesn't retire because I want another go"
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“I was trying to get my senses and he fully two-handed pushed me and I dell and hit my head.
“It was a terrible job from the referee. I should have had time to recover and have time to get 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 because I want another go.