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Underdog Tyson Fury beats World Champion in Düsseldorf

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British boxer Tyson Fury has been crowned new world heavyweight champion after a unanimous points win over Wladimir Klitschko.

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Ukrainian Klitschko, 39, suffered his first defeat in 11 years.

Fury was awarded the fight in Dusseldorf 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 by the judges to take Klitschko’s WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts.

Moments after his win was announced, Fury, 27, said: “You’re a great champion Vlad, thanks very much for having me.

“It was all fun and games in the build-up, I just wanted to be confident, young and brash.”

He added: “I’ve always known I would become world heavyweight champion. It’s my destiny.”

He then burst into a rendition of Aerosmith’s hit song I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, dedicating it to his wife and his fans in the UK, Ireland, the US and Germany.

The build-up to the fight had been colourful and controversial, ranging from Fury’s appearance at a UK news conference dressed as Batman to threats by the Briton that he would pull out of the contest altogether due to issues over gloves and the ring canvas.

The world of boxing has taken to Twitter to congratulate the new champion.

Former world welterweight champion Ricky Hatton wrote: “Boom. Manchester. @Tyson_Fury xxxx.”

Kell Brook, the IBF welterweight champion, tweeted: “Just heard, WOW congratulations to @Tyson_Fury I had kilt to win I hold my hands up! well done unbelievable for British boxing!”

David Haye, former WBA heavyweight champion, said: “What a great ending. Justice prevailed, the better man won. Klit won’t exercise the rematch clause he insisted on. Klit is now completely finished. Out with the old, in with the new!”

Former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan added: “Wow! Another British Heavyweight World Champion. Congratulations Tyson Fury. Britain could dominate this division.”

Fury was born in August 1988 three months premature into a family of Irish Traveller heritage in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

His father, who was a gypsy bare-knuckle fighter in the 1980s, named him Tyson after world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Fury represented both Ireland and England at amateur level and won the ABA championship in 2008 before turning pro later that year.

In 2011, he told The Independent: “I’m a Gypsy fighter and that means I will never turn away from a proper fight. I don’t mean a fat idiot on a (travellers’) site somewhere.

“They get a few beers in them and they start thinking they are Tyson or Ali; throwing punches, swearing and jumping around with their big fat bellies. I’d love to knock a few of them out.”

On his roots, the born-again Christian has said: “You are born a traveller. You can’t make out you’re a traveller just like you can’t make out that you are black.

“It’s my life and it’s what I am and even if I had £10m, I could still sleep in a caravan.”

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Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves 2 students dead, multiple injured

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) — A 16-year-old boy shot five fellow students, two fatally, Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita before turning the .45-caliber handgun on himself, authorities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson said multiple 911 calls prompted firefighter-paramedics to respond about 7:40 a.m. to the school at 21900 Centurion Way.

Six students, including the gunman, were found in the quad suffering from gunshot wounds, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference. All six were transported to hospitals, where two of them, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were later pronounced dead.

The surviving victims were described as two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 14-year-old boy.

In a tweet, Henry Mayo Hospital said it had received four patients.

Their names were not immediately disclosed. The sheriff said the deceased girl’s parents were at the hospital. He was notified of the second fatality during a press conference at the school.

Gunman turns .45 caliber on himself

According to sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener, surveillance video “clearly” shows the suspect pulling a semi-automatic handgun out of his backpack in the quad and shooting five classmates before shooting himself in the head.

Thursday was the gunman’s 16th birthday, the captain said.

He was listed in grave condition at a hospital, according to Villanueva.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, authorities released a description of the suspect as a manhunt got underway. Heavily armed deputies and an armored SWAT vehicle were seen at a home near the school, but it was unclear if the house was connected to the investigation.

The high school remained on lockdown for hours after the incident. Shortly before 11 a.m., lockdowns were lifted at all campuses in the district, as well as Rosedell and Highland elementary schools.

Central Park, at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, was being used as a reunification point for parents and students, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted an apology to parents, saying investigators need to interview “every student at Saugus HS” before they can be released.

In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump was monitoring ongoing reports about the shooting.

“The White House encourages all those in the area to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders,” the statement said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted an expression of gratitude to the emergency responders.

“We simply should not have to fear for our kids’ lives when we drop them off at school,” the governor said. Addressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Newsom asked: “How many more lives will be lost? How many more shootings will we have to endure? We need commonsense gun reform. NOW.”

Amid the chaos at the scene, the number of reported victims fluctuated throughout the morning. The sheriff later confirmed that six people were shot, including the gunman.


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Trump’s speech at the prestigious Manhattan club is expected to credit his policies for the strong economic numbers felt during his presidency.. Trump will likely highlight the low unemployment rate and high consumer confidence, as well as wage growth.

The president’s address is also expected to touch on his trade policies, the official said, amid continued negotiations over “Phase One” of a trade overhaul with China.

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