One of the longest heavyweight championship reigns in boxing history ended Saturday when Tyson Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko. Stats & Info looks at the top stats from the fight.
Klitschko was defending his title after 18 consecutive successful defenses and was a minus-600 favorite, according to Westgate Las Vegas. Fury was a plus-450 underdog.
But the 6-foot-9 Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 knockouts), unlike all but one other opponent of Klitschko’s, had height and reach advantages over the champion.
Both fighters landed 23 percent of their punches, according to CompuBox. Fury landed 86 of 371, whereas Klitschko connected on 52 of 231. In power punches landed, Fury had a 48-18 advantage.
Long time between losses for defending champion
Klitschko (64-4, 53 knockouts) suffered his first loss since 2004.
The win gave Fury the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. Deontay Wilder is the WBC champion.
Fury became the first British heavyweight champion since David Haye, whom Klitschko beat in 2011 for the WBA title.
Fury is the first lineal heavyweight champion from Great Britain since Lennox Lewis retired in 2004.
According to CompuBox, Klitschko’s IBF reign (nine years, 222 days) was the second-longest in boxing history. Taking into account his first WBO reign, Klitschko spent more time as a heavyweight titlist than anyone (11 years, 367 days -- three "leap days" added -- compared with Joe Louis' 11 years, 255 days).
Coming into the fight, Klitschko was sixth in ESPN’s pound-for-pound ranks.