TYSON FURY asked referee Mark Lyson to save Dillian Whyte from further punishment just seconds after he knocked his opponent down.
The Londoner beat the count and bounced back in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley.
But his legs gave him away and he stumbled in front of Lyson, who easily decided to wave him off.
Just before that, Fury was seen shouting “no” as Lyson prepared to make his decision.
Luckily, there was no way the body snatcher was able to continue.
And it’s not the first time Fury has begged a referee to stop one of his fights.
The undefeated boxer did that in 2014 too as he beat Derek Chisora into submission.
Chisora had already lost his British and Commonwealth belts to the Gypsy King in 2011.
But that didn’t stop him from having a rematch Fury Three years later.
The two men battled for a possible title shot at Wladimir Klitscho on the line.
But Fury completely dominated Chisora for “ten agonizing rounds” at the Excel in London.
Corresponding talksportthe Gypsy King once even asked referee Marcus McDonnell to stop the fight to end his rival’s misery.
After all, it was Chisora’s former trainer, Don Charles, who stopped the hitting after the tenth when he removed his man’s gumshield.
FURY VS WILDER – ROUND BY ROUND
Fury arrived at Patron’s Day clad in a St George’s Cross dress with a handful of towels wrapped around his shoulders, making his 19th frame look even more imposing at 6ft 9in.
In a big shock, it was Whyte and not the switch-hitting Fury who started in the unfamiliar southpaw position.
The Brixon body snatcher aimed right lead hooks at Fury’s torso and he responded with a right hand in Whyte’s high guard.
Whte returned to his orthodox stance for the second and threw his first huge right Haymaker, missing Fury by miles and nearly destroying the ring by crashing his shot into the ropes.
Fury threw the more accurate shots, Whyte caught most of them but couldn’t land his trademark marks.
Fury scored with a couple of lead left hooks and got the crowd cheering with a double jab right cross.
Whyte always marched forward but Fury expertly tagged him on the rearfoot. The 13lb Fury had been training since Deontay Wilder’s last great win helped him dance around the edge of the ring again, like in the glory days of 2015 when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko.
There was a smashing of heads early in the fourth and respected referee Mark Lyson had to warn them both.
Whyte landed his first clubbing left hook but then had a heavyweight wrestling and the minor official bravely intervened nearly 40th from Raging Bull.
Fury’s trainer Sugar Hill Steward urged his man to dance and jab in the fifth and avoid the roughhousing.
Whyte seemed to wobble from a left hook but he looked at the canvas like he was looking for Divot and laughed it off.
Fury then cracked in a one-two that almost certainly injured the former kickboxer and he started using the better body punches.
Fury bounced and moved between clever attacks, his love handles rippling with his flow.
Then there was a ten second warning for the end of the round and Fury detonated a great uppercut for the ages.
The Brixton man collapsed and tried valiantly to beat the count but he sprawled and crawled against the tide and the referee rightly waved off to save him.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18355096/tyson-fury-dillian-whyte-referee-boxing/ Watch as Tyson Fury asks the referee to end the fight with Dillian Whyte after he took the rival to the ground with a wild uppercut