Tyson Fury enjoyed a happy homecoming as he defended his WBC heavyweight title with a sensational sixth-round stoppage of British rival Dillian Whyte at a packed Wembley Stadium.
In his first fight on British soil since August 2018, Fury was greeted like a hero by a crowd of 94,000 and largely dictated the pace before ending proceedings in devastating fashion.
A vicious uppercut caught Whyte on the chin before being contemptuously pinned to his back, and while the mandatory challenger took the counter, referee Mark Lyson waved it off.
Whyte could have few complaints when stopped when he had just a second left before the fight reached the middle as he was clearly unsteady on his feet after the fight’s first significant blow.
The 6ft 9in Fury (now 32-0-1, 23KOs) was able to use his considerable size and reach to keep Whyte at bay while the challenger looked clumsy and ponderous in contrast to his opponent.
Whyte, who was cut above his right eye after an accidental clash of heads, was first seeded as the WBC’s number one contender nearly four years ago but he failed to prevail as he was tied up trying to go the distance to reduce.
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