Tyson Fury spoke to HBO recently for a documentary on his amazing feat in Germany last November as ‘The Gypsy King’ upset the odds to become heavyweight champion of the world.
The 27 year-old took the fight to Wladimir Klitschko, a formidable force that had reigned for over a decade, and came out the other side at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf as the new unified king of the world.
Speaking to David Scott about his greatest triumph to date, Fury said he knew just by looking at his opponents face that the top division torch had been passed on.
“Ding, ding. I thought, ‘I’ve won the heavyweight championship of the world.’ Hands up straightaway,” said Fury.
“I looked at Wladimir’s face and I could see he knew he’d lost the fight. His face told the story of the fight. He was cut to pieces. There was blood squirting out of him left, right and center. And I never had a mark on me.
“Seven billion people in the world, and to be the best fighter out of all of them, it’s a hell of a fate. It’s a great honor of mine because even after I’m dead 100 years, my people will talk about the gypsy king, and that was Tyson Fury.”
Father John added: “It was the defining moment in our lives. And at the end of the day when he got the decision, well, it’s unbelievable,” whilst uncle Peter said: ““To beat the super champion in Germany will never, ever be repeated. No matter what he does in the future, will never be as glorious as that moment.”
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