British Heavyweight, Tyson Fury defeat the Swedish fighter, Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night to win a twelve round unanimous decision.
The scores were 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110. Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout, setting up a mouth watering multi-million dollar fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a February 2020 rematch.
The three ringside judges had Fury winning by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112, despite Fury being blind in one eye for a majority of the match
During the third, a stream of blood began to run down above the right eye of Fury. The very big cut was caused by a left hand from Wallin which clearly bothered him as the fight continued.
During the sixth, Fury was really pawing at the eye and it was bleeding bad. The cut opened up even more. Fury began to throw a lot more punches as he feared the contest might get stopped.
But Referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight briefly in the sixth round for the ringside doctor to look at the eye.
Wallin, who lost for the first time in 21 outings, was seen as an easy night’s work on Fury’s route to a rematch with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but he admitted he tried to hit Fury’s cut “even more” and his come-forward tactics delivered a true scrap.
After the bout, Fury said to ESPN “It was a great fight … For a majority of the fight I couldn’t see out of my left eye,”
There was no sense of panic, I am a Gypsy warrior. Just congratulations to Otto Wallin. “I enjoyed feeling a bit of blood spilling into my mouth.
Wallin said: “I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion. Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”