British boxer Tyson Fury celebrated his victory over Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko and his taking of the world heavyweight championship by singing an Aerosmith song.
The 27-year-old Mancunian beat the reigning champion in Germany’s Dusseldorf, ending his 11-year winning streak.
Addressing the crowd, Fury said, “God gave me the ability to do like I’ve done and I want him to thank him for that. With God, anything is possible.
“I’d just like to say to Wladimir, you’re a great champion, and thanks very much for having me. You know it was all fun and games in the build-up and I just wanted to be confident, young and brash. We all were there sometimes.
“And I promised everybody I’d sing a song after this fight, so this is to my UK fans, my Irish fans, American fans, and my new German fans, and most of all this is dedicated to my wife.”
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Earlier this month Aerosmith’s guitarist Brad Whitford revealed that the band felt “a little bit abandoned” by Steven Tyler, who is currently concentrating on his country-influenced solo work.
Whitford revealed that plans to tour in early 2016 were put on hold by the frontman, saying “Steven doesn’t want to do it.”
“It’s unfortunate,” he said. “We kind of feel a little bit abandoned by him. I guess he seems to think his solo career is going to go great guns, and he doesn’t seem to realise that – in my opinion – his fans around the globe want to see him in the context of Aerosmith and don’t really care for whatever he thinks he’s gonna do.
“I don’t know if he gets that but, hey, that’s what he wants to do. I can’t put a gun to his head. It’s just pretty disappointing.”
Tyler’s solo record, which is being recorded in Nashville, is expected in 2016. Tyler previewed some of the tracks at a gig in New York in September.
Last year, Tyler told Rolling Stone: “I grew up in the woods of New Hampshire… I have more country in me than people think.”