Friday, December 09, 2022  |


Tyson Fury stuns Wladimir Klitschko, wins heavyweight title


Wladimir Klitschko’s long reign as heavyweight champ has come to a pathetic end.

Tyson Fury defeated a curiously inactive Klitschko by a unanimous decision to win the RING, IBF, WBA and WBO titles Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fury (25-0, 18 knockouts) clearly outworked Klitschko, who simply didn’t throw enough punches to win the fight. Klitschko landed only 52 total punches, according to CompuBox. That’s only 4.5 per round. And he landed only 18 power punches over the 12 rounds.

Thus, the scoring wasn’t surprising: 115-112, 116-111 and 115-112. Fury lost one point for rabbit punching.

Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) hadn’t lost a fight since he was stopped by Lamon Brewster in 2004.

A full report will follow.