Tyson Fury Shocks Klitschko To Become World Champion

Britain’s Tyson Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world Saturday night in Germany.

It was a dour and often messy fight but Fury, courtesy of his superior boxing skills, fully deserved to be awarded a unanimous decision.

Ukrainian Klitschko, whose nine-year reign as champion was brought to an end, simply could not work the challenger out and did not do enough to win.

Fury, who was awarded the fight 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 on the judges’ scorecards, is now the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.

The 27-year-old Manchester fighter is only Britain’s fifth bonafide heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.


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