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Dillian Whyte hopes for Tyson Fury rematch

Dillian Whyte hopes for Tyson Fury rematch

Dillian Whyte wants a rematch with Tyson Fury.

The heavyweight fighter suffered a knockout loss to the Gypsy King in April but is targeting another bout with the WBC world champion.

Whyte - who returns to the ring against Jermaine Franklin later this month - said: "You know, I want to get back into title contention and obviously get a rematch with Fury at some point."

The fighter claimed that he was pushed to the canvas by Fury during the fight at Wembley Stadium and revealed that he suffered a ligament injury to his foot after being knocked down.

Whyte told Matchroom Boxing: "I got hit with a good shot. It’s boxing, you get hurt. I’ve been down in fights before and gotten back up. He hit me with a good shot, pushed me over, and when he pushed me over I ended up f****** twisting two ligaments in my foot, which obviously I had to take some time off. That’s why I haven’t fought since."

Whyte suggested that the boxing authorities did not follow their own rules as he criticised the quick stoppage of the fight.

He said: "So you know obviously the Boxing Board (BBBofC) didn’t follow their rules because when you go down after the bell, they’re allowed to stop the fight, they’re allowed to send you to the corner and send a doctor to intervene, if you beat the ten count. They didn’t do that. They just stopped the fight, which was a massive breach [of protocol]. It is what it is. It’s boxing. These things happen. I choose to move on."

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