Tyson Fury, named after Mike Tyson, joined the Hall of Famer in the annals of heavyweight history as he dethroned long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, where the pro-Klitschko crowd sat in disbelief as the massive upset unfolded.
Fury did not look particularly good, but he was busier, landed more punches and had the spring in his step that Klitschko lacked. The 39-year-old Klitschko appeared to grow old in the ring as he was outhustled throughout the fight by the 27-year-old British mandatory challenger.
In the end, there was no miracle comeback, even though Klitschko’s trainer, Johnathon Banks, told Klitschko in no uncertain terms as early as following the 10th round that he would need a knockout to win.
When it was over, Fury and his team celebrated as if they knew they had won. There was no such celebration in the Klitschko corner as ring announcer Michael Buffer read the judges’ scorecards.
Ramon Cerdan scored the fight 116-111, while judges Raul Caiz Sr. and Cesar Ramos both had it 115-112. ESPN.com also scored the fight 115-112 for Fury, who won Klitschko’s cadre of alphabet title belts and the lineal world championship. According to Klitschko’s camp, though, Klitschko has a clause in his contract that calls for an immediate rematch at his option, so a sequel is likely.
“This is a dream come true,” said an emotional Fury, who broke down in tears in the ring after the fight. “We worked so hard for this. I’ve done it.
“It’s hard to come to foreign countries and get decisions. It just means so much to me to come here and get the decision.”
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