Tyson Fury Calls Himself 1 of Best Heavyweights Ever After Dillian Whyte Knockout

Adam WellsApril 23, 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Tyson Fury smiles during his WBC heavyweight championship fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)
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Tyson Fury remains an unstoppable force in the boxing ring, running his career record to 32-0-1 after a sixth-round technical knockout win over Dillian Whyte on Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London.

During his post-match interview in the ring, Fury deemed himself "one of the greatest heavyweights of all time" and said it was unfortunate Whyte had to face him.

It's very hard to argue that Fury hasn't put himself among the best heavyweight boxers in history.

The one blemish on his resume to this point was a draw against Deontay Wilder in December 2018. He avenged that with a TKO win over Wilder in February 2020. For good measure, he scored a knockout victory over the Bronze Bomber in their third bout in October.

Fury won the unified heavyweight championship in November 2015 with a unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko. It was Klitschko's first loss in 22 fights dating back to 2004.

The Gypsy King has 23 wins by knockout or TKO, including each of his last three bouts. He is the only fighter who has defeated Wilder in 45 career fights (42-2-1).

If there is a blemish on Fury's resume at this point, he hasn't stepped into the ring with  Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.

A bout with either one of them does remain a possibility, according to Fury's brother.

"He'll [Fury] want it like I'll want [to continue fighting] it," John Fury told iFL TV (h/t Michael Collins of Boxing News 24/7). "Let Usyk and AJ box it out, and you'll definitely see Tyson fighting the winner of them. He won't be able to resist it."

Usyk and Joshua are still finalizing details for a rematch after Usyk won their first bout by unanimous decision in September.

Fury talked about potentially retiring after beating Whyte but also teased a superfight with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

Wherever Fury goes from here, the resume he has built up over 14 years as a professional boxer can stand alongside any of the best heavyweight boxers in history.