On This Day In 2015, Tyson Fury Pulls Off Spectacular Shock Win Over Wladimir Klitschko
Tyson Fury may be preparing for one of the biggest fights of his career on Saturday night as he takes on Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles, but he surely will have paused for thought today to look back on what he achieved three years ago today.
Back on November 28th 2018, the unbeaten Brit travelled to Germany to fight a man who had not lost in 11 years and was the Lineal champion of the division since 2009. Fury was the rank outsider as he travelled to Europe to take on a man whose career record then stood at a remarkable 64 wins, three losses, with 53 of those wins coming via knockout.
Fury was 24-0 heading into the fight having retained the WBO heavyweight title against Christian Hammer in February of the same year. Although he had looked dangerous against Dereck Chisora and came through a tough encounter with Steve Cunningham where he was floored early on.
Despite those good performances nobody particularly gave the Brit a chance as he travelled over as the 4/1 outsider. However, despite the one-sided build-up Fury went to town on Klitschko and put on one of the most awkward displays of boxing we have seen in recent years to beat the unbeatable Ukrainian.
The champ simply could not get near Fury as he ducked and weaved his way around the ring, switching from Orthodox to Southpaw on a frequent basis. It was a unanimous decision from the three judges who scored the fight 112-115, 111-116, 112-115.
Fury is the outsider once again heading into this weekend’s fight with Wilder and he will have to take inspiration from his last big fight if he is to be victorious once again.