Dillian Whyte adamant Tyson Fury is not a great boxer and says Gypsy King is simply ‘a big guy’ as he reflects on KO defeat

Dillian Whyte has insisted that he saw nothing special across the ring from him back in April when he lost to Tyson Fury.

The Body Snatcher was KOd by the Gypsy King in round six with a crushing uppercut which sent him crashing to the canvas… or did it?

Whyte was stopped by a massive Fury uppercut


Whyte was stopped by a massive Fury uppercut

While admitting he was buzzed by the punch, Whyte has maintained since the bout that he actually only fell backwards because of the push Fury gave him immediately after it landed.

He is adamant that this was an illegal move.

Reflecting on the defeat now, ahead of his return against Jermaine Franklin on Saturday night, Whyte is not changing his views.

Whyte told Betfred: “It was always going to be a difficult fight because he’s just so big.

“People say he’s fast, he’s a great boxer, he’s awkward, but he’s not, he’s just a big guy

“I got caught with a punch and he just pushed me over.”

The heavyweights are ready for battle

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The heavyweights are ready for battle

At the weigh-in on Friday, Whyte and Franklin both arrived wearing their national teams’ football shirts ahead of the England vs USA World Cup match in the evening.

Franklin stepped onto the scales first.

The American came in at 18st 5lbs (257lbs).

Whyte then followed up.

The Brit registered at 17st 13lbs (251lbs).

They then faced off for the final time ahead of their fight.