The United Kingdom have another sporting hero in the appropriately named Tyson Fury, who on Saturday beat Wladimir Klitschko, who last tasted defeat in April 2004.
The three judges scored it 115-112, 115-112 and 116-112, a unanimous decision for the 28-year-old.
Fury now holds the WBO, IBF, WBU and IBO world boxing titles even though the fight was less a spectacle than many expected.
After he was declared the winner, Fury gave thanks to Jesus Christ while Klitschko, who was cut under his left eye, said the Englishman had proven elusive throughout the 12 rounds despite his big size.
Fury came into the match weighing 112kg to Klitschko’s 111.5kg, but with a massive six inches’ reach.
Klitschko was lethargic from the first round with Fury landing infrequently but the Briton easily kept the multiple Ukrainian champions at bay.
The match was parked unto life in Round 9, when Klitschko became more desperate after his corner told him that he needed a knockout and as Fury got visibly tired but Klitschko could still not land the telling punch.
Fury had a point deducted by American referee Tony Weekes for punching the back of the Klitschko’s head but that did not change the outcome as the Briton finally had a heavyweight boxing champion again.