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Tyson Fury has sensationally knocked out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to retain his WBC heavyweight title in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley.

The Gypsy King has now taken his pro record to 32 wins and a draw from 33 fights.

Fury has now suggested that he will retire, and said: "I am a man of my word. This might be the final curtain for The Gypsy King and what a way to go out!"

He also praised his competitor – adding: "Dillian Whyte is a warrior and I believe he will be world champion.

"He is as strong as a bull and has the heart of a lion but he is messing with the best man on the planet."

Fury, possessing a considerable height and reach advantage, fought most of the fight on the outside.

He controlled the distance with his jab and punished Whyte with lead hooks as the challenger tried to close the distance.

Whyte was floored by a stunning uppercut with a second to go in the sixth round. He staggered to his feet, but was badly dazed and the referee rightly ended proceedings.

Some 94,000 people were in attendance for Fury’s first fight on British soil since August 2018.

Fury – who wore gloves inspired by England’s flag to mark St George’s Day – said: "I cannot believe that my 94,000 countrymen and women come here tonight to see me perform.

"I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to every single person who bought a ticket here tonight, or stayed up late to watch on TV."

Promoter Frank Warren is among those who support the 33-year-old’s decision to call it quits.

He said: "If it was going to be the last fight, it’ll be the last fight. That’s his decision, he’s the guy getting in the ring. And if it is his last fight he has gone out on such a high."

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