Fury Beats Klitschko To Emerge New World Heavyweight Champion
British heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has defeated former champion Vladmir Klitschko to seal the world heavyweight title, in a 12 round duel.
The 27-year-old Fury was awarded the fight in Duesseldorf 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 by the judges to take Klitschko’s WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts as the Ukrainian suffered his first defeat since 2004.
Earlier in the fight, many spectators at the venue called it for Fury, including the ringside teams from Sky and HBO.
The new champion celebrate his victory by signing Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” in the ring.
“I want to thank my lord and saviour Jesus Christ for giving me this victory,” said a tearful Fury who has now won all 25 of his professional fights.
“It’s hard to come to a foreign country and win. When I got the point docked I thought I had lost,” he said. “You’re a great champion Vlad, thanks very much for having me. “It was all fun and games in the buildup; I just wanted to be confident, young and brash.”
Klitschko said there is a rematch clause in the fight contract, adding it was too soon to talk about retirement and admitted he was surprised by Fury’s speed despite his towering 2.06m frame.
“I prepared well, but my speed was missing tonight and I didn’t expect the speed from him,” said Klitschko, who turns 40 in May.
“I knew I needed a knock-out at the end,” he added after his fourth professional defeat.