Eventually, Wladamir Klitschko had to be dethroned, it appeared that today was that day. Klitschkk took on the younger, taller, 25-0, Tyson Fury and appeared bewildered. Don’t get me wrong, Klitschko was not severely beat up or knocked out, however, he just looked out of place. Fury easily won a unanimous decision.
Standing a whopping six feet six inches tall, Wladamir Klitschko is used to be being the bigger guy. However, Tyson Fury measures six feet nine inches and this would be his greatest advantage. Sure, Fury is awkward and has a long reach but his height and frantic head movement made Klitschko hesitate before letting each punch go.
Fury landed more punches than Klitschko but nothing really significant landed throughout for either fighter. No one was stubned or hurt at all. The final punch stats were Fury landed 86 of 371 (23%) and Klitschko landed 52 of 231 (23%). It truly was a snoozefest of a fight, however, Fury did sing the fans a song after the fight. Me, personally, I think he should stick to pugilism.
This does, however, stir up some interest in the stale heavyweight division. While Fury did outpoint Klitschko, he is also a very vulnerable champion. People forget he was dropped earlier in his career by Steve Cunningham, who isn’t the hardest puncher in the division.
The best fight for Fury to make now is to take on the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. After the fight, Wilder tweeted “I see you @Tyson_Fury….#ImComingForYou”. Here is to hoping we see that fight sooner than later.
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