Former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury overcame adversity today in Las Vegas to defeat Swedish heavyweight contender Otto Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight didn’t go the way Fury had planned as Wallin who was a massive 30/1 underdog cut open Fury’s left eye after which it started bleeding profusely leaving him dependent on just one eye to go through for the rest of the fight. There was a huge danger of the fight being stopped by the referee because of the cut and had the referee stopped the fight, Otto Wallin would have been the new Lineal champion.
The judges scored the fight 16-112, 117-111 and 118-110 in favor of Fury. With this win, he improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout.
“It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” Fury said in a ringside interview.
“For the majority, I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.”
After his hard-fought victory, Fury called out the WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder. They both fought last December to a majority draw.
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“Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum,” Fury said. “That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family.”