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Monday, November 30, 2015

Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his father's prophesy from the day he was born.

Born three months early and weighing just one pound (.45 kg), Fury wasn't given much chance to live, but John Fury told doctors it was his destiny to live and become heavyweight champion of the world. He named the second of his six sons Tyson, after Mike Tyson.

Twenty-seven years later, the 2.09-meter (6-foot-9) Tyson Fury, who is of Irish-Gypsy heritage and comes from a bloodline of bare-knuckle champions on both sides of his family, finally lived up to his name.

''It's something I've been working on for my whole life,'' Fury said. ''I'm bred to be a fighter.''

After a bruising encounter that ended with cuts near both of Klitschko's eyes, referee Tony Weeks went to the judges' scorecards.

Cesar Ramos and Raul Caiz Sr. scored it 115-112 each, while Ramon Cerdan had it 116-111 in favor of the undefeated Briton (25-0, 18 KO).



Anonymous said...

Without going on Wikopedia I'm guessing that Lennox Lewis was the last British world heavyweight champ? At least he's the last I recall.The upcoming rematch of these 2 will be epic.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Klitschko is a dancer, literally a dancer, who leans on all of his opponents and wears them down. Fury on the other hand is taller that Klitschko therefore rendering his favorite tactic futile. The now former heavy weight champion in my opinion hasn't really been much of a fighter in quite a while because of his dancing tactics and even with this fight he was doing much in the way of fighting. Klitschko needed to be taken down a peg or two and hopefully he'll be forced to actually start fighting again. I could just imagine him in the octagon, he would not last one round with those guys.

Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Wlad could have won the fight easily if he threw a punch, He threw a total of 69 punches the whole fight he should have thrown that per round. Tyson was awkward and off balance and hardly threw punches either. Looked staged.