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And the New!!! Tyson Fury is the heavyweight champion of the World

Tyson Fury has ended a decade of Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight dominance and is the new heavyweight champion of the World.

The former Irish champion has succeeded where 22 fighters have failed, and ended the Ukrainian’s 9 year 7 month reign as champion, the second longest in heavyweight boxing history, shaking up the heavyweight scene massively in the process.

Fury left Dr Steelhammer feeling sick, outpointing him 115-112 ,115-122, 116-11 in Germany to claim the IBF, WBO and WBA World straps.

Despite the fact Klitschko never lost via decision, and that the bout was in Germany, Fury started the fight with a box tactic and fought on the back foot in the early rounds. Indeed he went southpaw with his hands down by his sides in the third.

The punch volume was low, but Fury certainly landed more than his experienced foe.

The fight followed a similar pattern through the middle rounds has Fury continued to frustrate the champ.

After Fury landed a big left hook in round nine he grew in confidence further and by the end of round 10 Klitschko’s corner were demanding a knockout to ensure victory.

Fury had a point deducted in round 11 for rabbit punching, but didn’t seem to worried and was ultimately crowned champion.


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