Britain's Tyson Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he outpointed Volodymyr Klitschko became heavyweight champion of the world. Fury, who was awarded the fight 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 on the judges' scorecards, is now the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Censor.NET reports citing BBC.
The 27-year-old Manchester fighter is only Britain's fifth bona fide heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye. "You're a great champion Wlad, thanks very much for having me," Fury said , moments after his win was announced in Dusseldorf.
The self-styled 'Gypsy King' had taunted his opponent before the fight and even dressed as Batman at one news conference. To the delight of British fans in the 50,000-capacity Esprit Arena, he burst into a rendition of Aerosmith's hit ballad I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, dedicating it to his wife and his fans in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Germany.
Klitschko had not been beaten since 2004 and his second reign as champion included 19 successful defences.
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