Tyson Fury booed by Wembley crowd as he says Whyte fight "could be the end"

Tyson Fury has reiterated his claim that he's now set to retire from boxing after flooring Dillian Whyte to retain his world heavyweight belts, but the decision wasn't welcomed among sections of the Wembley crowd who are desperate to see him continue.

Fury controlled the first five rounds before unleashing a savage right uppercut on Whyte, which sent the challenger to the canvas. 'The Body Snatcher' did stumble back to his feet, but was clearly in no shape to continue as referee Mark Lyson waved off proceedings.

The 94,000 strong crowd had been in raptures earlier in the evening when Fury, 33, entered the ring on a throne in what proved a spectacular entrance. And 'The Gypsy King' celebrated in his now customary way afterwards, belting out a rendition of American Pie for fans.

There were jeers for the Manchester man too though, not for his display but his claim on the microphone that the victory "could be the end" of his career. And speaking to BT Sport afterwards, he doubled down on his pre-fight words which implied he was now likely to walk away.

"I promised my wife that would be it after the [Deontay] Wilder fight," he said. "But I got offered a fight at Wembley and I owed it to the fans. What a way to go out."

He later added: "This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King," despite the prospect of a mouth-watering unification bout with the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua rematch. That fight has been provisionally scheduled to take place in July.

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His dad John however, was soon contradicting his son's claim, telling talkSPORT his son is "at his best" and won't be able to retire just yet. Regardless, 'The Gypsy King' thanked spectators, and also had words of praise for rival Whyte.

"I'm overwhelmed by the support. I cannot believe 94,000 countrymen and women came here to watch me. From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and stayed up late to watch this fight," he said.

"Dillian [Whyte] is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion. One of the greatest and, unfortunately, he had to fight me tonight. You are not messing with a mediocre heavyweight, you are messing with the best man on the planet."

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