Wladimir Klitschko (L) defends against Britain’s Tyson Fury during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title bout in Duesseldorf

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Britain’s Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world after he defeated renown fighter Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world Saturday.

Fury, 27, bought Ukrainian Klitschko’s nine-year reign as world champion to an end at the match in Dusseldorf.

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 BBC reported.

There was a rematch clause in the fight contract, but it is yet to be decided whether Germany or the UK will host it.

Wladimir Klitschko after the match

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“I lost the battle but the fighter is still in me,” said Klitschko, 39.

“We’ll soon work out when and where the rematch will take place and let you know.”

Fury, from Manchester, is the United Kingdom’s fifth bona fide heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.

Tyson Fury celebrates

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Speaking to BBC 5 Live after the fight, Fury said: “I always said what I’d do and I’ve delivered tonight. I didn’t have this confidence for nothing. I knew I could come here and upset the apple cart.

“I knew all along I could win the fight. Wladimir knew, his full team knew tonight.

“I saw in his eyes tonight he was going to lose the fight and he saw the new, hungry champion in me.”


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