TYSON FURY made the surreal become real. He stands in the centre of the ring, belting out an Aerosmith number to the stadium, to his own wife, to Lennox Lewis. The crowd joins in to take up the chorus. This is the new heavyweight champion of the world and he’s doing things his way.
Fury did near enough everything his own way. After a delay to proceedings to start the fight, which obliged Wladimir Klitschko to wait, Tyson strutted to the ring, swinging loose arms by his sides. Aware of the crowd, he played up to them as he sauntered across the ring canvas. If he wasn’t six foot nine you would call him a scamp. Klitschko, vastly experienced, the elder statesman of the division was meant to teach him a lesson. Yet he could never get Fury under control, while Tyson maintained a cavalier attitude from the first to the last round of the fight.
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