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Summary

  1. Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion
  2. Fury now holds WBA Super, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles
  3. "I always said what I would do and I delivered" - champion Fury
  4. From 04:00 GMT, Sunday: James DeGale v Lucian Bute in Quebec

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy and Nate Williams

All times stated are UK

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A night that had it all...

Come back for DeGale v Bute at 04:15 GMT

A spectacle...

Klitschko v Fury
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A war... (not forgetting Team Fury's decision to call it off when they didn't like the way Klitschko had his hands wrapped).

Klitschko v Fury
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A champion dethroned...

Klitschko v Fury
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And a new era, with a British fighter at the helm. Ladies and gentlemen, the first British world heavyweight champion in six years - Tyson Fury.

Goodnight.

Klitschko v Fury
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More to come...

James DeGale and Lucian Bute
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The boxing is not over yet folks, not by a long chalk. 

If you're up partying, or just want to roll out of bed in your pyjamas, we will have a live text rolling from around 04:00 GMT as James DeGale defends his super-middleweight world title against Lucian Bute in Quebec.

The boxing world unites

The whole boxing world has united to congratulate its new heavyweight king Tyson Fury. 

Ricky Hatton is delighted, Hall of Fame legend Oscar De La Hoya pays tribute to Klitschko for his service and the great Evander Holyfield wonders who is next to challenge the furious one? 

Congratulations @TysonFuryBoxing Vladimir had a great run and appreciate his efforts as a heavyweight champion. Dec.19 @kingkongboxing HBO

Congratulations @Tyson_Fury Who’s next? @BronzeBomber @joeboxerparker @anthonyfjoshua @mrdavidhaye @Klitschko again?

Congratulations @Tyson_Fury Who’s next? @BronzeBomber @joeboxerparker @anthonyfjoshua @mrdavidhaye @Klitschko again?

Where does the champion turn?

So what options does Tyson Fury have now? Simple answer - lots.

He could take on the big American, Deontay Wilder in a fight which would see all four of the heavyweight titles on the line in one match.

Anthony Joshua - though young - has decimated everyone before him and would prove a massive money contest if the two Britons collided.

And you'd think Wladimir Klitschko will use a rematch clause - assuming there was one in the contract. But after being so heavily outpointed, big changes would be needed to return with the titles.

Reaction

#bbcboxing

So Tyson Fury upset the form book tonight by ending the nine-year reign of Wladimir Klitschko. 

What did you think of Fury's performance? Tweet us using #bbcboxing

Full credit to @Tyson_Fury for standing up and delivering on what he promised. I tip my cap and fair play..great show #AndTheNew #BBCBoxing

Wladimir wanted to cruise first and then pounce when Fury slows down in the second half.But that just didn't happen.Deserved win #BBCBoxing

What about this Manchester?

Terry Flanagan, Scott Quigg, Tyson Fury and Anthony Crolla
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Terry Flanagan, Scott Quigg, Tyson Fury and Anthony Crolla all hold world titles?

If boxing was a team sport, the city would be tough to beat at the moment.

Final thoughts from Dusseldorf

Richie Woodhall

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think it's the greatest night of boxing I've ever commentated on. My hat goes off to him. He excelled in every department tonight and deserves to be heavyweight champion of the world."

Flawless?

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Steve Bunce

BBC Sport boxing pundit speaking on Radio 5 live

"Looking at my notes going through the rounds, I don't know when Tyson did anything wrong.

"Seeing the joy and relief on Team Fury when the decision came, I wonder if they thought they would get it."

Listen to Tyson sing...

BBC Radio 5 Live

Do you want to listen to the moment Tyson Fury sang after his incredible win?

The good folk at BBC Radio 5 live have clipped it up for you so click here.

Some adventure...

Tyson Fury wins
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Just think back to the drama.

A fight called off when Wladimir Klitschko was injured, a fight nearly called off today when the ring was deemed too soft, then a fight nearly called off when Team Fury were unhappy with the way Klitschko's hands were wrapped.

Then, a fight broke out, the rest is history. Wow.

A unification on the cards?

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has tweeted his interest in fighting Tyson Fury. 

There has not been a unified heavyweight champion of the world since Britain's very own Lennox Lewis held all the belts in 2003. 

Has Tyson Fury paved the way to his own run of heavyweight dominance tonight in Germany? 

I see you @Tyson_Fury.... #ImComingForYou

'I proved them all wrong'

More from the new world champion Tyson Fury: "If I can do half as well as Wladimir Klistchko I’ll be a great champion, it’s unfortunate he had to fight the furious one and lose his belts tonight.

"I told everybody. Everybody wrote me off - only my team and my family believed I could come here and do it.

"The so called experts said it couldn’t be done and I proved them all wrong."

What next?

What now for Wladimir Klitschko?

It's now 68 fights, four losses. At 39, is that it? Or will we see a rematch and one last hurrah?

Wladimir Klitschko
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Listen now...

BBC Radio 5 Live

You can listen to reaction on BBC Radio 5 live by clicking 'live coverage' at the top of this page.

'The start of a new era'

More from the champion - Tyson Fury: "It was a tough task coming here, that’s why he’s avoided me for the last five years. People can say what they want about me, he was hanging on for dear life in that fight all the way through.

"I’ve got to give the judges their fair dues as well. I thought I had to get a knock out but they showed me that love in Germany.

"He’s been a great champion, but every good dog has its day. Tonight is that start of a new era. I’ll be the most charismatic champion since Muhammed Ali."

To the victor the spoils

If ever an image summed up the way each man feels...

Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko
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'I think there will be a rematch'

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The champion is back in the ring, on the ropes, clapping, taking the plaudits. And why not?

His promoter Mick Hennessy tells BBC Radio 5 live Fury is now "the biggest prize in sport".

"I think there will be a rematch," he adds.

James DeGale congratulates Fury

As a new British world champion is crowned, another defends his title in the early hours of tomorrow morning. 

IBF world super-middleweight champion James DeGale defends his title against Lucian Bute in Canada. 

We will bring you live text coverage from that fight with the fighters expected to be in the ring by 04:45 GMT. 

Congrats to my mate @Tyson_Fury. I think we know where the best boxers in the world are from 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧👊

'I saw it in his eyes'

The new WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion of the world - Tyson Fury - speaks on BBC Radio 5 live: "What more can I say. I always said what I would do and I delivered tonight. I didn't have this confidence for nothing.

"I knew all along I could win the fight. I saw in his eyes that he was going to lose this fight."

Klitschko reaction
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'We have changed the world'

John Fury - father of Tyson - on BBC Radio 5 live: "Nobody believed he could do it, only me, Peter and his brother. We've ripped these belts off a super champion. We have changed the world. We have changed the world. They never believed the Titanic would sink but it did."

Take it in...

The champion is just doing his media work, we will have it all for you shortly but if you are just joining us, let me take you through what we have seen.

- Tyson Fury came forward, switched stance regularly, looked confident and took the initiative.

- Wladimir Klitschko had a major helping hand late in the fight when Fury was deducted a point for punching the back of the head - it was a decision widely criticised.

- The 12th round saw both men jaded but willing to trade blows.

- A unanimous decision went the way of the Briton who inflicts Klitschko's first defeat in 11 years.

Richie Woodhall

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Tyson Fury can only sink or swim from here. And I think he will swim. It was a masterplan tonight from Tyson Fury." 

Brilliance thwarts Klitschko

Steve Bunce

BBC Sport boxing pundit speaking on Radio 5 live

"Wladimir looked bad tonight because Tyson Fury made him look bad."

Klitschko reaction
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'He deserved it'

Former world champion David Haye - beaten by Wladimir Klitschko of course - said Tyson Fury would not win this fight.

What a great ending. Justice prevailed, the better man won. Fury can bin matalan belt, as he now has world title belts. #KlitschkoFury 👌🇬🇧

Pinch yourself moment...

The celebrations by Team Fury were just sensational as that result was announced. Pure bedlam in the corner.

To remind you it was 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 - not as close as it felt.

Fury was confident - supremely so - and he held court in the ring on times but Wladimir Klitschko finished strongly, like the champion he was - note the word WAS.

A truly incredible fight, will we see a rematch? I'd happily watch another 12 rounds.

Karaoke Champion...

"Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure...

"I don't want to close my eyes, I don't want to fall asleep..."

It is an Aerosmith number and he ends by thanking his wife. The pair announced they are expecting a third child this morning.

Fury's wife
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A song from the new champion...

What an event, what a fight, what an occasion.

Tyson Fury's wife is in the ring, she gives her man a hug as he holds his titles.

"I promised everybody I'd sing a song after this fight, this is for my fans and most of all a dedication to my wife...

He's about to sing.

'Another level'

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Richie Woodhall

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"Tremendous , a great display. I said he would win it and he has won it. I had it by three rounds, there was only one winner. If they would have robbed him it would have been a travesty, he boxed sensational and went to another level.

  "The body language said it all. Wladimir and his brother Vitali knew they did not do enough."  

Tyson Fury celebrates
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Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator

"Wladimir Klitschko was beaten by Tyson and Father Time tonight. The performance of a life time from Tyson Fury. A brilliant night for British boxing."

Tyson Fury is world champion

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!

My word, take it in, take it in - 115-112, 115-112, 116-111.

Tyson Fury has done it, all those miles run, all those punches thrown, all the doubters conquered, Great Britain has a new world champion. Wladimir Klitschko beaten - 11 years after his last loss.

Incredible.

Tyson Fury hands up
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Have I won?

Listen on BBC Radio 5 live

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator

"Tyson Fury is leaning over the ropes, asking people at ringside.

"He has delivered on his promise, whatever the judges say here."

Richie Woodhall

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think he's won it. Maybe by two or three rounds." 

Tyson Fury punch
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It's over...

Both men celebrate. I wish I could tell you who has won but I just can't be sure, it's that close.

My head says the point Tyson Fury had deducted will be critical.

Round 12

Just 90 seconds to go, a big left jab from Wladimir Klitschko. He looks the more lively suddenly. Another jab, Fury closes his eyes and just swings a right, this is relentless.

Just 40 seconds remain, Klitschko - fired up by the three titles he could lose - carries the fight and this will wow the judges. 

A big right hand from Klitschko, what a fight, it's a slug fest and there is the bell. Brilliant boxing, brilliant sport.

Round 12

Will that deducted point be crucial, it's so close you have to think so?

Just two minutes left, Fury dives in and gets struck with a right hand.

Fury deducted points
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