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Boxer Tyson Fury gives God the glory after world title victory

by Heather Preston

Christian boxer Tyson Fury gave thanks to God after being crowned the WBC heavyweight champion on Saturday night.

Britain's Tyson 'Gypsy King' Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in their widely-anticipated world title rematch at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena.

He was handed the WBC belt after Wilder, who is regarded as boxing's most dangerous puncher, threw in the towel in the seventh round.

Speaking in an interview after the iconic match, Fury spoke of his faith in God: "First and foremost I want to say thank you to my Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. 

"Those who bring evil against me will not prosper, 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, who drew against the former WBC heavyweight champion, Wilder in December 2018 credited his opponent for "manning up" to the rematch and showing "the heart of a champion".

Saturday was a significant win for Fury who left the sport for more than two years, amid public battles with addiction, depression and weight gain.

In 2015 Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO title.

Following an investigation into drug use and health issues Fury vacated his three other titles.

Speaking of Saturday's comback, Fury said: "It wasn't a bad result was it, seeing as I 'can't fight' and i'm 'a fat pig', and I 'can't punch' - it wasn't too bad was it?"
 

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