By Vadim Pushkin
Wladimir Klitschko was very happy that Tyson Fury (25-0, 18KOs) received the well-deserved victory on November 28th at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Fury was awarded a twelve round unanimous decision to capture the WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight titles. It was Klitschko's first defeat in over a decade on official scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112.
A lot of fighters are concerned about fighting in Germany, because there have been several issues with improper scoring in favor of popular boxers that live in the country.
Fury was worried about a robbery as well. Before the fight took place, he felt the only way a victory was possible was by getting a knockout inside the distance. Fury showed a different angle in the ring. He didn't slug. Instead he came out boxing and never tried to chase a knockout.
After the twelve rounds were completed, Klitschko knew he lost the fight. Klitschko seems to have had some worry of his own, regarding the possibility of being awarded a victory when the scores were being announced.
The two fighters are set to meet again in the first half of 2016. Klitschko has a rematch clause that he put in motion a few days after the bout was over.
"[After the loss,] the first two or three days were difficult, but I understood that it would pass. During this period, I didn't want to say anything. And then everything fell into place. Additionally, and I will tell you quite honestly, I am pleased that after fight it was Fury's hand that was raised and not my own. The arena would have booed me [if the fight was scored for me]. Why do I need that? Getting the loss was better than getting a victory," Klitschko told Alexander Belansky.