In a historic day for Britain, Tyson Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko to win the World Heavyweight Boxing title and become only the fifth bonafide English heavyweight boxing champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.
Fury defied all odds, from being a 4-1 betting underdog to fighting in Germany, Klitschko’s adopted hometown. It was Fury’s first bout in Germany and only his fourth outside Britain. But all those didn’t matter because Fury was as confident, as always, from day one and believed that he was as indestructible as a superhero:
What Batman was to Gotham City, Fury was to Britain on Saturday night. He fought the 2nd longest reigning boxing heavyweight champion of All-time, a man who had not lost since 2004 and who was undefeated in 19 consecutive title bouts. Four of Klitschko’s last five challengers were undefeated before running into Dr. Steelhammer. Tyson Fury’s suspect chin and questionable fight resume were supposed to make him just another milestone in Klitschko’s legacy. That didn’t happen.
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