• Tyson Fury defeats Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous points in Dusseldorf
  • Self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ becomes world heavyweight champion
  • The Mancunian said he ‘just wanted to be confident, young and brash’
  • Fury celebrated by serenading his wife with an Aerosmith hit in the ring

Phil Barnett, Press Association

Tyson Fury ‘knew all along’ he could upset the apple cart after defeating world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous points decision in Dusseldorf on Saturday night. 

The self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ bullishly claimed he expected an easy fight against the WBA, WBO and IBF title holder as he attempted to become Britain’s eighth world heavyweight champion at Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena.

The Mancunian, a 4/1 underdog, baffled Klitschko with a stylish, measured performance in which he utilised his height and youth perfectly to earn a superb win with scores of 115-112 twice and 116-111.

Tyson Fury erupts in delight after defeating Wladimir Klitschko by a unanimous points decision

Tyson Fury erupts in delight after defeating Wladimir Klitschko by a unanimous points decision

Fury claims he 'knew all along' he could upset the apple cart and defeat the long-time champion

Fury claims he ‘knew all along’ he could upset the apple cart and defeat the long-time champion

‘You’re a great champion Wlad, thanks very much for having me,’ said Fury, moments after his win was announced.

‘It was all fun and games in the build-up, I just wanted to be confident, young and brash.’

He then burst into a rendition of Aerosmith’s hit ballad I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, dedicating it to wife Paris and his fans in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Germany.

Fury believed he could see in Klitschko's eyes that the Ukrainian champion feared he would lose 

Fury believed he could see in Klitschko’s eyes that the Ukrainian champion feared he would lose 

Fury said on BBC 5 Live: ‘I always said what I’d do and I’ve delivered tonight. I didn’t have this confidence for nothing.

‘I knew I could come here and upset the apple cart.

‘I knew all along I could win the fight. Wladimir knew, his full team knew tonight.

The 4/1 underdog thanked God for giving him the ability to box before wishing everyone a happy Christmas 

The 4/1 underdog thanked God for giving him the ability to box before wishing everyone a happy Christmas 

‘I saw in his eyes tonight he was going to lose the fight and he saw the new, hungry champion in me.

‘I never took my eyes off him during the stare-off. I wasn’t fazed by the crowd or nothing because I knew I was going to be the new heavyweight champion of the world.

‘God gave me the ability to do like I’ve done and I want him to thank him for that. With God, anything is possible.

‘Thanks very much and happy Christmas.’

Klitschko lost his first fight since April 2004 in Dusseldorf on Saturday night

Klitschko lost his first fight since April 2004 in Dusseldorf on Saturday night

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