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(CNN) -- David overcame Goliath as Britain's David Haye claimed the WBA world heavyweight title with a majority 12-round points victory over giant Russian Nikolai Valuev in Nuremberg on Saturday night.

Valuev had a massive advantage in height and weight, towering over former cruiserweight champion Haye, but the challenger fought a clever tactical fight to win the verdict of the three judges.

One scored it a 114-114 draw with the two others giving it 116-112 in Haye's favor.

The flamboyant Briton reserved his best until the final round, catching the eye of the judges with a series of combinations which came close to flooring a well-beaten Valuev, who had lost just one of his previous 52 fights.