Dillian Whyte wants a few more fights against ‘the best guys’ and then plans to retire.
The 34-year-old from Brixton first plans to take a break with his family after suffering a third career loss on Saturday night to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Whyte was knocked out in the sixth round but says big fights are still out there for him.
“Listen, win, lose or draw on Saturday, I would have a few more fights against the best guys and then retire. I still want to do the same thing. Nothing has changed,” Whyte told Sky Sports.
“Opportunities are still there. I’m still one of the best fighters around.”
The heavyweight had claimed he has an argument for a rematch after criticising the push from Fury he received after the knockout punch, as well as the officiating from referee Mark Lyson. However, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren shot down any suggestion when speaking to Talksport yesterday.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said that former champion Deontay Wilder will return this year, while Fury said the American should fight for the vacant title after his retirement. Whyte and Wilder have been linked to a fight against one another in the past with the Brit being particularly critical of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
“I don’t know what Wilder is doing,” said Whyte. “I just need to come back, and I want to fight everyone I lost to again and try to avenge my losses.”