Dillian Whyte has reflected on his loss to the WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury, arguing that the fight was stopped too early and in a way that was against the British Boxing Board of Control’s rules.
Whyte suffered a knockout defeat to ‘The Gypsy King’ in April at Wembley Stadium after surprisingly beginning the fight from the southpaw stance but going on to have very little success against Fury’s style of boxing.
Now, ‘The Body Snatcher’ has claimed in an interview with Matchroom Boxing that the referee stopped the bout too early after he was hit with a good shot and ‘pushed over’ by Fury.
“I think the fight obviously got stopped too early you know, I got hit with a good shot. It’s boxing, you get hurt. I’ve been down in fights before and obviously you get back up and obviously got hit with a good shot, pushed me over … When he pushed me over I ended up f***ing twisting two ligaments in my foot.”
Dillian also declared his stoppage loss as a breach of the rules by the boxing board. He spoke on the regulations on being knocked down within the last ten seconds of a round.
“The boxing board didn’t follow the rules as well because if you go down, after the bell they’re not allowed to stop the fight, they’re allowed to send you to your corner, send the doctor intervene if you beat a 10 count. They didn’t even do that they just stopped the fight you know which is a big, massive breach.”
Whyte now prepares for his comeback fight with Jermaine Franklin which is set to take place November 26 at the Wembley Arena in London. ‘The Body Snatcher’ looks to make a statement, coming for a knockout win to put his name back in the heavyweight scene once more.
The winner of Whyte vs Franklin appears to be the most likely opponent for Anthony Joshua’s next fight after his back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk.