If you're into heavyweight boxing, today's your day. Longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko will face his toughest challenge in years when he puts his belts on the line against Britain's undefeated Tyson Fury today. The bout will goes down in the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, and about 50,000 fans are expected for the event.
The fights are expected to come to the ring at approximately 4:55pm ET/1:55pm PT, and the bout should begin around begin around 5:15pm ET/2:15pm PT.
You can watch the fight live on HBO in the states, which will also be airing a replay in primetime. The bout will air on Sky Box Office in the UK.
Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO) has held at least a piece of the heavyweight title for the last 10 years, and the 39 year old has won 22 bouts in a row. Fury (24-0, 18 KO) is a monster at 6'9 and will look to put Klitschko on his heels for the first time in many moons.
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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury
Round 1 - They're both pawing away and feinting a lot to star. Fury with a couple of light looping lefts. Both men missing with their jabs. Neither man has landed anything of consequence through the first half of the round. They clinch up after Fury misses. Jab from Fury. They tie up some more. Fury with a right. Nothing round. 10-9 Fury I guess.
Round 2 - Both connect with a jab. Wlad to the body with a jab. Fury over the top with a right. A couple more jabs from Klitschko. He's walking Fury down but doing nothing with it. Fury with the jab. Fury with a flurry. Fury with a wide right and two jabs. Another awful round. 10-9 Fury.
Round 3 - Fury with his hands down, trying to goad Wlad in. Hands behind his back now. Klitschko isn't attacking though. Jab to the head, to the body. But nothing powerful. Fury to southpaw, hands still down. Jab for Wlad. Fury with a rabbit punch in the clinch, and gets warned. I'm really having trouble watching this so far. 10-9 Fury.
Round 4 - Wlad with a little more pressure. Jab by Klitschko. Body shot from Fury. Jab, jab, clinch from Klitschko. This is looking more familar. But Fury charges in and connects with a left. Jab from Fury. A right connects for Klitschko. Nice counter straight left from Klitschko. By far his best round. Fury switches his stance, but back to orthodox right away. Hard right from Klitschko. Clear round for the champ, 10-9 Klitschko.
Round 5 - Jab and weak right from Fury. Another rabbit punch in the clinch from Fury. Right connects for the champ. Fury scored with a right. Lots of clinching, where Fury is connecting to the body a bit. Fury over the top, but eats a jab. Another winging right connects for Fury. The champ has a small cut under his eye. Wlad with a glancing right at the bell. 10-9 Fury.
Round 6 - Fury gets a left through Wlad's guard. Nice jab from the champ. Not much happening. Jab from Fury. Left gets through again for Fury. A glancing left scores for Klitschko. Fury is toying with him a bit. A couple of pawing lefts from Klitschko. Not much to pick from. 10-9 Klitschko.
Round 7 - Jab for each man. Back fist (?) from Fury. Fury lands a right and runs into the clinch. Fury with a couple body shots in the clinch. Klitschko with a left when Fury put his hands behind his back again. 10-9 Fury I guess.
Round 8 - Fury with some shots in the clinch. Good jab from Klitschko, one of his better jabs of the fight. Another one. Lots of clinching yet again. Both score with lefts t the same time, Wlad's was more powerful though. Jab from Fury. Fury throwing both hands at the same time. That's weird. Klitschko starting to wake up a bit, maybe. 10-9 Klitschko.
Round 9 - Jabs from Klitschko. Fury contining to land to the body a bit in the clinch, while Wlad just holds. Klitschko with two HARD rights, by far his best rights of the fight. Fury given a final warning for rabbit punching. Unusual body jab from Wlad. Winging left hook from Fury. Fury with a huge left hook as Wlad got spin around. Finally they're fighting! Sort of! And now the clinch non-stop. Another right for Klitschko. 10-9 Klitschko.
Round 10 - Fury with a wild right that scores. Body jab from Klitschko. Fury with another rabbit punch that goes unnoticed. Good straight right from Klitschko. Jab from Klitschko. Body shot from Fury. And another. 10-9 Fury.
Round 11 - Clinching galore. Fury with a right on the inside after a whole lot of inaction. Fury goes body/head. Vlad's not throwing anything. Fury throws a wild combo that misses. Jabs from Vlad. A right scores for Fury, and some body punches in the clinch. Big left hook for Fury, and another. Shot to the back of the head in the clinch finally means a point deduction for Fury though. 9-9 round.
Round 12 - Referee warns both guys for their clinch work early in the last round. Two left hooks from Fury. Fury exits a clinch with a right. Vlad's not throwing. FINALLY he opens up a bit and connects with some big shots! Still a lot of clinching though. Combo scores for Wlad. Left hook from Klitschko. 10-9 Klitschko, but Fury wins the fight. I have it 114-113 for the challenger.
Tyson Fury defeats Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision (115-112, 115-112, 116-111)