The “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury had to overcome a nasty cut onroute to a decision victory the previously unbeaten Otto Wallin on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It wasn’t the spectacle that most of us had come to expected from the champion, Tyson for a period not looking like he could get going in the early parts of the contest, his jab not connecting whilst Wallin already found some success with his own shots.
In round three, one of those shots was effective in opening a bad cut over the right eye of the lineal champion which progressively got worse as the fight wore on. Fury’s corner did a great job for the most part of stemming the river of claret but it also acted to kickstart an urgency in the Brit as he began to land with more succession.
The championship rounds were dominated by Fury with Wallin looking increasingly like hitting the canvas but he remained upright, not just upright but had the champion hurt in the twelfth, Fury made to hold to make it our of the round as the judges rendered scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110.