Tyson Fury beats world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko

ASSOCIATED PRESS
DUESSELDORF, Germany
Published 29.11.2015 01:21
Updated 29.11.2015 01:36
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Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian's nine-and-a-half-year reign as heavyweight champion and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.

After a bruising encounter that ended with cuts near both of Klitschko's eyes, referee Tony Weeks went to the judges' scorecards.

Britain's Tyson Fury, left, punches Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and in a world heavyweight title fight for Klitschko's beltsCesar Ramos and Raul Caiz Sr. scored it 115-112 each, while Ramon Cerdan had it 116-111 in favor of the undefeated Briton, who improved his record to 25 wins with 18 knockouts.

Fury taunted and baited the 39-year-old Klitschko at various stages, prompting jeers from fans at the 55,000-seat soccer stadium in Duesseldorf.

Klitschko's record dropped to 64-4 with 53 knockouts after his first defeat since April 2004.

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