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29 November 2015

Tyson Fury and James DeGale make it a night to remember for British Boxing


Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, to become heavyweight champion of the world. On the same night James DeGale beat former champion Lucian Bute in Quebec, with a unanimous decision to retain his IBF super-middleweight title.

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Fury nicknamed ‘The Gypsy King’, is only Britain's fifth bona fide heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.

The fight went to the judges’ scorecards who scored the bout 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 in favour of the 27-year-old Manchester fighter, who is the new WBA, IBF and WBO champion. Fury is the first man to beat Klitschko in 11 years.

DeGale, 29, was also taken all the way by his opponent Lucian Bute. The judges scored the fight 116-112, 117-111, 117-111 in the Briton's favour.

The 2008 Olympic champion, in his first world title defence, is now targeting a unification bout against WBC title holder Badou Jack

With the sensational success of Tyson Fury and James DeGale’s world title defence, Great Britain and Ireland have 12 world champions across eight weight divisions.

 

Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko's post-fight press conference:

 

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