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Tyson Fury praises God following WBC heavyweight championship victory

Catholic boxer Tyson Fury celebrated becoming heavyweight champion of the world by praising and giving thanks to God.

The self-proclaimed Gypsy King, who hails from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was crowned WBC heavyweight champion following his emphatic victory over America’s Deontay Wilder at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday 22nd February.

The Briton produced a stunning performance to beat Wilder inside seven rounds, 14 months on from their controversial draw in which the majority of observers believed Fury should have won on points.

Fury floored the champion twice and completely dominated the action before the towel came in from Wilder’s corner to confirm the 31-year-old as the winner.

After destroying Wilder to claim the title, Fury said: “First and foremost, I want to say thank you to my Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.

“I said those who bring evil against me will not prosper, I said those who stand in the dark can never come into the light.

“All praise be to the one and only true God, Jesus Christ.”

Fury also praised Wilder, saying the former champion had “manned up” and showed the “heart of a champion” in the rematch.

Picture: Tyson Fury (centre) celebrates defeating Deontay Wilder in the World Boxing Council World Heavy Title bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Bradley Collyer/PA).

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