After nine and a half years of supremacy in boxing’s heavyweight division, Wladimir Klitschko falls to Tyson Fury via unanimous decision with the judges scoring the bout 115-112, 115-112, 116-11.
“I put everything in the gym for this and I just can’t believe I’ve got it,” said Fury.
The newly crowned champion suddenly sang Aerosmith’s “I don’t want to miss a thing” to his wife while he was still in the ring.
“I want to thank the lord and savior, Jesus Christ for giving me this victory,” said gratefully by Fury who was in tears.
It has been a year of upsets in the world of fight sports and Fury added another to that list. Everyone doubted him, except himself.
“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.”
Wladimir Klitschko, in the eyes of boxing fans, felt that he performed sub-par compared to his previous matches and it came no surprise that the scorecards reflected what people saw – including Fury.
“I never took my eyes off him during the stare-off. I wasn’t fazed by the crowd or nothing because I knew I was going to be the new heavyweight champion of the world. God gave me the ability to do like I’ve done and I want him to thank him for that. With God, anything is possible.”
On the other corner, Klitschko admits his defeat and only blames himself.
“I prepared well, but my speed is missing tonight and I needed the speed from him,” said the 39-year-old boxer.
“I knew I needed a knockout at the end.”