Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko’s reign as champion on a points decision to become the new world heavyweight champion of the world in Duesseldorf on Saturday. Before the first bell went off, nobody could predict the outcome of this slugfest and all eyes were on the champion Klitschko while some were keen on seeing what Fury could dish out in this much anticipated WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title fight.
The fight lit up in the fifth round when the Ukrainian had a cut just under his left eye. From there on “Dr Steelhammer” settled and looked more solid but still threw fewer punches than Fury. The British challenger took charge of the battle with Klitschko looking more like a volcano waiting to explode. In the eighth round, the Ukrainian boxer looked as though he was forced into a fight with the Brit gaining more confidence.
By the 10th round it seemed everyone was prepared for a new champion. Klitschko lacked urgency throughout the bout and certainly needed a knockout to rescue his belts in the final round, however against a determined Fury that was always going to be togh.
It looked like the 27-year-old could feel he had won as he celebrated like a newly crowned champion before the judges’ scores were announced. In the end the judges scored a unanimous decision: 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 in favour of the Englishman to end the domination of the heavyweight division by the Klitschko brothers.