Video: Tyson Fury on Real Sports – Full Segment

In beating Wladimir Klitschko and doing what 18 title challengers before him could not, Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world and claimed its greatest crown.

EXCERPTS: TYSON FURY: “’From the United Kingdom.’ And it took a second to sink in. And I thought, ‘Yes, that’s me.’ Hands up. I’ve won it. I am the man who beat the man. And I always knew it and I always said it. So not being big headed, but told you so.”

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The Heavyweights – High on potential or low on talent?

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Barely a month into 2016 and we’ve already seen some interesting developments in the normally sleep inducing heavyweight scene. I hate to open an article with such a statement as, traditionally, the division has always been the jewel in the crown of world boxing but, as we know, times have changed. I grew up in an era where we looked to the golden years of the 70’s when Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton plied their trade and it would be an injustice not to mention Holmes in that list.

These days we look to the likes of Tyson, Holyfield and Lewis for inspiration. Names like Tim Witherspoon, Ray Mercer and the late Tommy Morrison are often discussed purely on the level of sheer excitement that they brought to the ring and the world yearns for a warrior of the modern age to capture our imagination.

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Wilder: Fury is just a tall guy with no power

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(Photo credit: Showtime Boxing) WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) say he thinks that IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) will fight him in the future in a unification fight. Wilder says he sees Fury as a tall guy with little power who likes to act like a fool inside the ring. Wilder says Fury knows he’ll get knocked out when he faces him.

Fury needs to get past Wladimir Klitschko before there can be any talk of a unification fight between Wilder and Fury. Wilder will be making a defense of his WBC title this month against Artur Szpilka on January 16, but it’s seen as a forgone conclusion that Wilder will win that fight by knockout.

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Is Tyson Fury a one-hit wonder?

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Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is getting his 15 minutes of fame with his recent upset win over 39-year-old past his best IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) last November. Fury, 27, has the spot light on him and is getting a ton of positive attention right now. He soon will have to prove whether his victory over Klitschko was just a fluke thing, as the two fighters will be facing each other at some point in 2016. Fury will need to show the fans whether he’s good enough to finish off Wladimir and send him possibly into retirement.

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The Heavyweight King: Tyson Fury knows what the alphabet gangs do not: They don’t decide who the real champ is

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Showtime’s Brian Custer recently referred to Deontay Wilder as the “world heavyweight champion” and so contributed to the mass confusion in boxing. Would-be fans —precisely the demographic the sport needs to attract— scratched their heads and wondered what the hell happened two weeks ago when Tyson Fury defeated Wlad Klitschko and was declared the “heavyweight champion of the world.” An unknown number of them reached for the clicker.

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IBF Statement on Tyson Fury

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The IBF Heavyweight World Title, which was won by Tyson Fury on November 28, 2015 when he beat the reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in an optional defense of this title, was vacated on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by the IBF as Tyson Fury is unable to make the mandatory defense of the IBF title against challenger Vyacheslav Glaskov because he is contractually obligated to a rematch with Klitschko, which is in direct violation of the IBF/USBA Rules Governing Championship Contests.

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Breaking news: Tyson Fury stripped of IBF title

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The IBF sanctioning organization did their job today in dutifully stripping their reluctant heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) of his IBF title for him failing to agree to defend the title against #1 IBF mandatory challenger Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. The move clears the way for Glazkov to fight for the vacant IBF title against unbeaten #4 IBF Charles Martin for the title.

The 6’7” Fury captured the IBF title last Saturday night in edging the past his prime 39-year-old Wladimir Klitschko by a dull 12 round unanimous decision at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Tyson Fury calls out Lennox Lewis

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After his recent win over the 39-year-old Wladimir Klitschko, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has expressed interest in facing the 43-year-old Vitali Klitschko and now the 50-year-old Lennox Lewis. It’s unclear why Fury wants to take on some of the older heavyweights that once graced the sport of boxing, but it looks like Fury has dialed himself in to fighting the elder statesman in order to possibly get easy paydays.

We’re not exactly seeing Fury chomping at the bit to get at the younger heavyweights that are still in their prime.

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