‘It was a close fight’ – Dillian Whyte speaks out for the first time since being knocked out by Tyson Fury

‘It was a close fight’ – Dillian Whyte speaks out for the first time since being knocked out by Tyson Fury

Dillian Whyte says his defeat to Tyson Fury was ‘a good learning experience’ despite being knocked out inside six rounds.

‘The Body Snatcher’ was competitive but ultimately fell short in his first world title bid when he failed to recover from a heavy sixth-round knockdown that came courtesy of a picture-perfect Fury uppercut.

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Fury’s uppercut ended the fight

“I don’t think there was a lot in the fight, it was a close fight,” Whyte told the BBC.

“The game plan was starting to come on more and more – it was to press him obviously, work the body and then start moving forward. Sometimes you’re in there, you see something else and you make a decision – it didn’t pay off.

“I went left, right, and then I’m saying, ‘Okay, maybe now I can go one slip and come back with a shot.’ But it was one slip and then I got caught with the shot.

“It is what it is, man. I didn’t feel like I was outclassed in there or he was this level and I was that level.”

“Even though he was taller than me I was able to land jabs and do my thing, work the body,” Whyte added.

“It was one of those fights where we were both on the edge, we were both on the edge. It was a close fight. Body shots started to land more and more.

Whyte somehow managed to climb back to his feet but was not fit to fight on

Whyte somehow managed to climb back to his feet but was not fit to fight on

Fury was all class after beating Whyte

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Fury was all class after beating Whyte


“I think he was surprised I came out southpaw. I was awkward for him as well. It was good, I landed some good shots, he landed some good shots. It was a good fight, a good learning experience.”

Whyte shocked fight fans when he came out for the biggest fight of his life in the southpaw stance, something he’s never done before and it appeared to momentarily throw off Fury.

For the most part, Whyte struggled to land on the 6ft 9ins WBC heavyweight champion and his only real success came through body shots that ultimately left him…

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