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Tyson Fury Hasn’t Stopped Singing Since Beating Klitschko

After ending the heavyweight champ’s reign this weekend, Fury has been belting ’em out all across Europe

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury, boxing's best singer – and new heavywright champ

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Tyson Fury is the gift that keeps on giving.

You might remember him as the boxer who pledged to rid the world of the “boring” Wladimir Klitschko – whom he dismissed as having “as much charisma as my underpants” – or the guy who showed up to a prefight press conference dressed as Batman, then took down the Joker while Klitschko looked on bemusedly. With good reason…at the time, Klitsch held an alphabet soup of boxing’s heavyweight titles, and had reigned over the division for nearly a decade.

The two were originally set to fight on October 24, but a calf injury to Klitschko moved the bout to November 28 – when Fury shocked the boxing world by earning a unanimous decision victory over the champ. For context, some – OK mainly Fury’s trainer – called it boxing’s greatest title triumph since Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston 50 years ago. So, yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

As you can imagine, Fury is making the most of life now that he’s on top of the world. Minutes after handling business against Klitschko, he serenaded his pregnant wife with a sweet but oh-so-terrible rendition of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” And now, Fury’s making his way around the U.K. rapping along to Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” to let everyone know that a 25-0 record won’t stop him from being the “same old G.” It’s good to know that not every undefeated boxer celebrates with strippers until the wee hours of the morning.

Keep up the good work, Fury. The world’s a better place when The Gypsy King is singing and grinning like a little kid.

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