Tyson Fury becomes world heavyweight boxing champion

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Tyson Fury celebrates victoryReuters
Tyson Fury was awarded the fight by three judges to become the new world heavyweight champion

Britain's Tyson Fury pulled off one of the great boxing upsets as he beat Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion of the world.

Fury was awarded the win by three judges who were scoring the match after both men completed all 12 rounds.

The British fighter has now won all 25 of his matches.

Ukrainian Klitschko, whose nine-year reign as champion was brought to an end, says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury next year.

Tyson Fury fights Wladimir KlitschkoAP
Fury wobbled Klitschko with a right-hander in the ninth round

The 27-year-old Manchester fighter is only Britain's fifth official heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.

"You're a great champion Wlad, thanks very much for having me," said Fury, moments after his win was announced in Dusseldorf, Germany.

To the delight of British fans in the 50,000-capacity Esprit Arena, he started to sing Aerosmith's hit I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, dedicating it to his wife and his fans in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Germany.