It’s been almost three years since Tyson Fury shocked the world by beating Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf, Germany, in November 2015.
Fury travelled over to Germany to meet Klitschko for the WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring heavyweight titles.
In what is now considered one of the best performances on away soil by a British boxer in recent years, Fury outpointed Klitschko in a tactical masterclass.
However, the years that followed countered Fury’s monumental triumph, as the ‘Gypsy King’ was forced to relinquish his titles following failed drug tests and a battle with depression.
Fury would however return two and a half years later with a fourth round stoppage against the vastly mocked at opponent of Sefer Seferi.
After a successful comeback fight, Fury then outpointed Francesco Pianeta in August, and an after a post-fight meeting in the ring with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, an announcement was made for a showdown between the two.
Wilder will defend his world title against Fury at the Staples Centre, in Los Angeles, on December 1, live on BT Sport PPV in the UK, and Showtime PPV in the US.
Fury will attempt to win the one belt he’s never won, and once again become heavyweight champion of the world, reaching similar heights to that famous night in Düsseldorf.
Fury recalls what he told Klitschko when he was 22
“Nobody apart from my brother and father thought I could (beat Klitschko)”, he said.
“Even people who were close to me in camp were very unsure of what was going to happen. And me being me, I always had that smile on my face because I believed I could always beat Klitschko.
“I even told Wladimir years before, when I was 22, that I would beat him one day.
“Emanuel Steward told him one day that Tyson Fury is the heir to your throne and he will beat you.”