Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko’s dominating run in boxing’s heavyweight division is over. Tyson Fury from the United Kingdom outpointed the Ukrainian on Saturday (Sunday in Australia) winning via a 12-round unanimous decision win at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany.

Fury won via close judges’ scores of 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 even after being deducted a point for hitting Klitschko on the back of the head in the eleventh round.

“It’s hard to come to a foreign country and win,” Fury said in the post-match interviews with The Guardian. “When I got [the point docked] I thought I had lost.”

Fury called Klitschko a “great champion” but said, “every good dog has its day” after dealing Klitschko his first loss in the last eleven years. Fury also claimed that a “new era” in the heavyweight division will start and that he’ll be the most charismatic heavyweight champion since Muhammad Ali ruled boxing years ago.

The win meant Fury is the new heavyweight champion of the world winning various titles including the World Boxing Association (WBA) super world heavyweight, International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight, World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight and International Boxing Organization (IBO) world heavyweight belts away from Klitschko, who was considered the best heavyweight fighter in the last decade.

Klitschko’s last loss was in 2004 against American Lamon Brewster, who knocked out the Ukrainian in five rounds to win the WBO heavyweight title.

Fury, who is 12 years younger than the 39-year-old Klitschko, showed more activity for most of the night landing 48 power blows to Klitschko’s 18. Klitschko dropped to 64-4-0 (53 knockouts) for his career while Fury remained undefeated in 25 fights with 18 knockouts.

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