Tyson Fury believed it, but how many of the boxing world followed him in that belief was questionable. But after 12 rounds in Germany against Wladimir Klitschko, the 27-year-old realised his dream of becoming heavyweight champion of the world.
After an assured performance of movement and solid jabbing, Fury was awarded a unanimous decision by the judges.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result:
Of course many of the British boxing fraternity were quick to pay tribute
Congrats to my mate @Tyson_Fury. I think we know where the best boxers in the world are from
— James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) November 28, 2015
#Fury well done Tyson well fought well won respect Frank Bruno
— frank bruno (@frankbrunoboxer) November 28, 2015
After making his own return to the sport, perhaps David Haye has an eye on fighting Fury
Lennox Lewis didn’t need to say much
And the new…. #klitschkofury
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) November 28, 2015
With Fury now holding the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, the division’s other Champion had this provocative message
The way Fury celebrated his win left eyebrows raised however
Tyson Fury is singing the Armageddon theme in the middle of the ring after winning the heavyweight title. This is real life.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) November 28, 2015
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