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Tyson Fury won £50 on Povetkin beating Whyte after ‘small’ bet with heavyweight rival Joseph Parker

TYSON FURY won a £50 bet with heavyweight rival Joseph Parker after Alexander Povetkin beat Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.

The Gypsy King, 32, picked the Russian to triumph over the heavily-favoured Briton in a friendly wager with New Zealander Parker.

Povetkin was battered throughout but landed an outrageous, fifth-round uppercut to KO Whyte and clinch victory.

After the fight, Parker told iFL TV: “I was talking to [Fury] and we made a bet.

“I bet that Dillian was going to win and he bet that Povetkin was going to win because no one else picked Povetkin…

“I owe him some money.”

When asked how much their bet was for, Parker laughed: “It was like £50… small.”

Fury recently accused Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, of trying to protect AJ by throwing Whyte into the mix.

The Morecambe star said Hearn was trying to delay the all-British, undisputed heavyweight fight between himself and Joshua.

Fury told BT Sport: “Eddie Hearn was trying to protect Joshua, trying to put a hurdle in the way with Whyte.

“The biggest fight out there now is me and Joshua, so let’s make it happen.

“Stop running away, stop making excuses, put your nuts in your handbag and let’s fight.”

After Whyte’s defeat, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum revealed the fight between Joshua and his man can now take place “without any obstacles”.

Meanwhile, looking back at Whyte’s loss, Fury added: “All these boxers, Joshua, Whyte, Chisora, Povetkin…

“[They’re] all around the same level. They can take each other out.

“As for Whyte getting knocked out – regroup, back to the drawing board.

“It just shows what level they’re at. Povetkin is 40 years old.”

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