Boxing’s New Heavyweight Champ Celebrates With Aerosmith Karaoke
What do you do when when you've just become boxing's heavyweight champion of the world? If you're Tyson Fury, you grab the nearest microphone and start singing Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."
Earlier today in Dusseldorf, Germany, Tyson Fury, whom we swear is an actual boxer and not a made-up character from a late-'80s boxing video game, scored a unanimous decision over Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, who suffered his first loss since April 2004. With the victory, Fury claimed the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight crowns.
But perhaps his biggest assault of the evening happened after the fight. In the video above, he sings the first verse and chorus of Aerosmith's hit, which he dedicated to his wife. Despite the fact that it was a technical knockout of our collective eardrums, nobody stopped him, because who would dare? Still, there were some people in the crowd who can be heard singing along, and his wife, in perfect "Yo Adrian" style, hugged him afterwards.
His choice of song might have been a right jab at his opponent. Klitschko is engaged to Hayden Panettiere, one of the stars of the hit ABC series Nashville. Two months ago, Steven Tyler appeared on the show to sing a duet of Patsy Cline's classic "Crazy" with Panettiere.
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," the only Aerosmith song to top Billboard's Hot 100, was released in 1998 for the summer blockbuster Armageddon. It stayed at No. 1 for four weeks and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.
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