Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte boxing match: live updates, result, judges scorecard

Boxing fans were begging to see Tyson Fury fight Dillian Whyte because nothing on the lower card did anything to capture their interest.

Undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is putting his WBC crown on the line against former sparring partner Dillian Whyte in a successful all-British bout at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium today.

The self-styled “Gypsy King” will fight on British soil for the first time since August 2018, with an expected crowd of 94,000 setting a postwar British boxing attendance record.

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Undercard is “criminally bad”

The main event couldn’t come fast enough as fans complained about the quality of the undercard, which did nothing to excite the crowd for Fury’s clash with Whyte.

The TV mistake ruins Jake Paul’s call

Boxing fans were baffled when British broadcaster BT Sport cut the audio from Tommy Fury’s post-fight interview following his win over Daniel Bocianski.

Tyson Fury’s younger brother secured a fifth-round win with a knockdown to extend his professional record to 8-0.

But as he released his post-fight interview, the sound paused for a few seconds, ruining his big moment.

The cut came as Fury was passionately calling out Jake Paul, the YouTube star turned boxer.

“Jake Paul, this should have been done a long time ago,” said Fury. “If you want it, I’m here and ready for you. I’ll cut you and tear you apart, just like I did there.

“Get the contracts signed, bum, let’s do it once and for all.”

Ariel Helwani reports that Paul was not impressed by what he saw.

“Congratulations on beating a fighter 10-1. But that stadium was empty, “said Paul.” When I fight the stadium is full. When Tommy fights, nobody gives ***, and this is in his home country. “

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Junk talk set aside for the main event

Fury says his fight against Whyte will be his last before hanging up his gloves after a colorful career in and out of the ring.

Should he carry out his plan to step down, it would spur a chance to face Oleksandr Usyk – current WBA, IBF and WBO champion – or another national rival in Anthony Joshua.

Fury held all three of these belts after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He weighed 5 kg more than Whyte on Saturday. Weighing in at 120kg, Fury weighs more than 5kg compared to the 125kg he recorded before taking out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in October.

Fury is the favorite to win at Wembley, but insisted he wasn’t “untouchable” as he prepares to shake off a week of fights without animosity and go to “war”.

The British boxer was knocked down four times in his trilogy against Wilder and also had to get off the canvas to beat Neven Pajkic in 2011 and Steve Cunningham two years later.

“I’m not sure about all this outboxing – unless it’s Houdini, I can definitely hit them all, for sure, but I’ve definitely been hit before,” said Fury, who has won 31 and drawn one of his 32 fights.

“I’ve been bounced off the canvas more times than a bouncy ball. I’m not that untouchable boxer everyone thinks I can be. I’m just a normal boxer who has been lucky 32 times in a row, I think. “

Fury and Whyte have been training partners on several occasions early in their careers. The couple have been critical of each other on social media for years, but fight week was extraordinarily friendly and restrained, and the bonhomie continued to weight.

“(Whyte is) a decent block,” Fury said. “He’s got some morale and we got along like a burning house in training camps.

“He’s definitely a fearless guy, I’ve fought him a lot in the past and he hasn’t shown any weaknesses. I’m not going to sit here and delete the dude because I have nothing to wipe him on.”

Fury, 33, and Whyte, 34, were in a playful mood at the final look down. Fury, 206cm tall, emphasized his 13cm height advantage by standing on tiptoe and Whyte played squatting, with the pair shaking hands, swapping baseball caps and sharing broad smiles.

They danced briefly on stage next to each other, but Fury was clear that the atmosphere would be different at their next meeting.

“We will give you a real fight,” he said. “Don’t doubt us, we will do a show like no other before. It will be a war, don’t worry. “

Mandatory challenger Whyte, born in Jamaica, has waited years for his world title.

“Nothing is worth this wait, but here we are,” he said. “I’m not someone who really complains or cries about things, but I should have photographed my title at least two years ago.

“I am two years more seasoned, I went through ups and downs in those two years, so I am more mature as a person and as a fighter.”

AFP

Originally published as Live: Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte undercard slammed as “criminally villain”

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